June 2021

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Is Here

The Business Case for Embracing IaC Just Keeps Getting Stronger

The labor savings alone are compelling and not just the labor associated with setting up (e.g., spinning up new servers, creating load balancers) and managing (e.g., installing system software) infrastructure or setting up and managing the applications that run on that infrastructure, but the labor associated with the errors inherent in such a complex manual process.

IaC concepts and tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, are helping businesses build compelling business cases to support their migration to IaC.

Here is our monthly curated list of thought-provoking books, blogs, podcasts, and articles discussing the current thinking and best practices around IaC:


What Is “Infrastructure as Code” and Why Do You Need It?

By Milecia McGregor

One of the new big things in DevOps is “infrastructure as code,”  which translates into treating your infrastructure the same way as you treat your application code.

In other words,  you will check it into version control, write tests for it, and make sure that it does not diverge from what you have across multiple environments.  Read more about this new trend here.



10 Best Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Tools to Boost Your Productivity

By Navdeep Singh Gill – NexaStack

This is a great list of the latest tools that promote IaC best practices.  These tools help make the process of building and configuring infrastructure more secure and cost effective.



How Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Manages Complex Infrastructures

By Ian Buchanan – Atlassian

Simply stated, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an IT infrastructure management process that applies best practices from DevOps software development to the management of cloud infrastructure resources.

This article gives a great overview of where things stand in the IaC world.



Infrastructure as Code

By Kief Morris

Six years ago, Infrastructure as Code was a new concept. Today, even banks and other very conservative organizations are moving to the cloud.

Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered by DevOps teams to manage cloud-age infrastructure.


What Is Infrastructure as Code (Iac)?

By TechWorld with Nana

This is a great 8-minute video introduction of what Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is, and some of the emerging tools that are helping make it a reality.

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