Consider a real-world scenario: The enterprise is using a combination of 3 cloud providers. And DevOps needs a faster and easier way to manage all your infrastructure configurations while developing, testing, and managing infrastructure in the cloud.
So is there a way to do this?
The answer is yes and it is in Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
Normally, to manage web applications, it is possible to manage load balancers, multiple web servers, database servers, … at the same time. And this job is not only complicated but also takes a lot of time. Not to mention having to manage them on multiple clouds if using more than 1 provider.
With IaC, this is simpler without having to manually setup each stack of 1. Instead, it can be set up / managed through their definition in 1script.
There are quite a few IaC tools out there, but Terraform is currently receiving a lot of positive reviews for a number of reasons. Terraform is an open source IaC tool from HashiCorp, used to build the system infrastructure in the form of code.
There are three reasons Terraform is strongly emerging:
First: Terraform is Platform Agnostic and can deploy infrastructure to multiple clouds
Mullticloud infrastructure management tasks need to be simple for DevOps, and eliminate the complexity of using DevOps (CI / CD) tools.
Easier said than done, of course. According to Gartner, 81% of public cloud users are currently working with two or more providers, and this scenario is more likely to happen in this era of continuous digital technology development.
Terraform is built by HashiCorp to support more than one platform and service, while other IaC solutions or tools often focus on a single cloud provider.
This feature makes Terraform the best IaC solution for configuring, testing, and deploying infrastructure across multiple cloud providers. It allows DevOps teams to use a unified, unified set of tools to manage each specific infrastructure.
And despite having its own Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL), Terraform is very similar to YAML.
Because it is open source, Terraform is widely used on AWS, Azure, and GCP, and the community has also shared and developed extensions, teaching ways to leverage IaC capabilities in the clouds in a good way. Best. And this led to exponential growth in its performance system. In short, taking advantage of the tools should be done as soon as possible, especially if the DevOps teams are looking for quick and low-effort ways to manage multiple clouds.
Second: Easily validate and preview infrastructure changes before they apply
The link infrastructure structure itself (in the multi-cloud model) is already complex enough, the changes will certainly have many implications.
For infrastructure management across multiple cloud services, DevOps needs a facility that allows them to test and know exactly what will happen if they make configuration changes.
The Terraform Command Line Interface (CLI) is also a plus. Developers can validate and preview any or all infrastructure changes before they are securely and easily applied.
We can’t always preview infrastructure changes with other solutions, especially when it comes to reliability and safety. This advantage not only eliminates a lot of risk, eliminates exchange, but also allows developers to evaluate changes more effectively as they can understand how the proposed changes will impact on the lips. school thanks to transparent and easy-to-understand previews. They can also catch unintended changes sooner, before it’s too late.
Third: Terraform automates the management of the infrastructure system
Cloud platforms are increasingly offering more automation than ever, and the need to optimize these capabilities is more important than ever.
Terraform’s template configuration file provides the ability to identify, provision, and configure resources in on-premises server (s) with high reliability, consistency, and predictability.
Instead of manual, slow, and potentially error-prone human processes, code can be used to automate deployments and manage infrastructure. Templates can be used repeatedly to build and create identical environments, whether it’s a test release or a production environment, without having to re-create the settings the old way.
This powerful automation not only provides a powerful support to DevOps, but also helps reduce costs across the enterprise, as the costs (and risks) of developing and testing the environment are dramatically reduced in time. This can automatically create the required environment with preset profiles.
Based on the advantages that Terraform brings above, and the deployment experience for many customers, BizFly Cloud also quickly grasp and develop the Terraform Provider to help users manage the infrastructure more easily.
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