Why IaC with Terraform is best practice

Why IaC with Terraform is best practice

Why IaC with Terraform is best practice

Opinion Managed services 20 Feb 2023 3 minutes 464 words

As businesses increasingly move their operations to the cloud, infrastructure as code (IaC) has become a best practice for managing cloud assets. IaC allows you to automate the creation and management of infrastructure resources through code, making it easier to manage and scale your cloud environment.

One of the most popular tools for implementing IaC is HashiCorp Terraform. Terraform is an open-source tool that allows you to create, manage, and update your cloud infrastructure as code. It supports a wide range of cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

There are several reasons why Terraform is a great choice for managing your cloud assets:

  • First, Terraform uses a declarative language that is easy to read and write, making it accessible to developers and IT professionals with varying levels of experience. Tracking changes in a Git repo allows an organization to build robust governance mechanics and observation for all changes.
  • Second, Terraform has a robust set of features that allows you to create and manage complex infrastructure resources, such as virtual networks, to load balancers, databases, and beyond. IaC, built with complete tooling, should encompass all aspects of your cloud.
  • Third, Terraform supports a “plan” feature that allows you to preview changes before you apply them, reducing the risk of errors or downtime. Human errors and misconfiguration are amongst the greatest threat to your infrastructure and security posture, Terraform can reduce this risk for your organization.
  • Lastly, with Terraform you can improve the efficiency and agility of your cloud environment. With IaC, you can reduce the time and effort required to manage your cloud resources, while Terraform allows you to easily scale your infrastructure to meet the needs of your business.

IaC and Terraform as a Managed Service

At Sakura Sky, we offer IaC and Terraform managed cloud as a managed service.

This means that we can help you implement IaC and Terraform in your cloud environment, ensuring that your infrastructure is scalable, reliable, and secure. Our team of experts can work with you to design and implement the right infrastructure solutions for your business, leveraging the power of Terraform to automate your cloud environment.

And by using our managed service, you can be confident that your infrastructure is being managed by experts who are dedicated to ensuring the reliability and security of your cloud environment.

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