Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is becoming very popular as it enables you to describe a comprehensive blueprint of a data centre using complex configuration syntax, which can be versioned and script-automated. This brings huge enhancement in the efficiency and reliability of provisioning and reserved environments.
Created by HashiCorp, Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool for provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure. Terraform can impeccably work with major cloud vendors, including Microsoft Azure, AWS, Oracle, Google, etc. Using an advanced configuration language, Terraform's command-line interface (CLI) allows you to define, provision, and configure Azure infrastructure in a reliable, repeatable, and conventional manner.
Terraform's template-based configuration files allow you to define, prerequisite, and configure Azure resources in a repeatable and conventional manner. Automating infrastructure has a number of benefits:
As a resource topology becomes intricate, understanding the meaning and impact of infrastructure changes can be tricky. Terraform offers a command-line interface (CLI) that allows users to validate and preview infrastructure changes before they are deployed. Previewing infrastructure changes in a safe, productive manner has some benefits:
Terraform is a popular tool of choice for multi-cloud scenarios, where similar infrastructure is deployed to Azure and additional cloud providers or on-premise datacenters. It allows developers to use the same tools and configuration files to manage infrastructure on multiple cloud providers.
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