IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) is a cloud computing model that provides virtualized compute, networking, storage, and other basic physical infrastructure for your applications. Terraform is an open-source tool for fully automating IaaS deployments. It allows you to create, edit, and destroy servers on demand with simple configuration files. In this post we’ll be exploring how Terraform works in practice and highlighting some of its benefits over more traditional models like AWS CloudFormation or VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC).
Automated IaaS deployment and management
Terraform is an open source tool developed by HashiCorp to manage infrastructure as code. It allows you to create, transform and destroy infrastructure resources in various cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure and others.
Terraform modules are packages of reusable configuration files that can be used across multiple projects. They let you share state variables between different environments without having to manually copy them around every time you want to run a new project on the same cloud provider or platform.
Terraform providers are third party libraries that give access through the API of your chosen cloud provider so Terraform can communicate with it directly without having any knowledge about how each individual service works internally (for example: creating VMs).
The Basics of Terraform
Terraform is an open source tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage both public and private cloud resources, as well as traditional virtualization technologies.
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