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Getting Started with Terraform

By : Kirill Shirinkin
Book Image

Getting Started with Terraform

By: Kirill Shirinkin

Overview of this book

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve production infrastructure. It can manage existing infrastructure as well as create custom in-house solutions. This book shows you when and how to implement infrastructure as a code practices with Terraform. It covers everything necessary to set up complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. This book is a comprehensive guide that begins with very small infrastructure templates and takes you all the way to managing complex systems, all using concrete examples that evolve over the course of the book. It finishes with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code – this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. At the end of this book, you will be familiar with advanced techniques such as multi-provider support and multiple remote modules.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Getting Started with Terraform
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Short introduction to AWS

Amazon Web Services is a cloud offering from Amazon, an online retail giant. Back in early 2000s, Amazon invested money in an automated platform, which would provide services for things such as network, storage, and computation to Amazon developers. Developers then don't need to manage underlying infrastructure. Instead, they would use provided services via APIs to provision virtual machines, storage buckets, and so on.

The platform, initially built to power Amazon itself, was open for public usage in 2006. The first released service was Simple Queue Service (SQS), followed by the two most commonly used AWS services—Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that were released and anyone could pay to use them.

Fast forward 10 years. AWS now has over 70 different services, covering practically everything modern infrastructure would need. It has services for virtual networking, queue processing, transactional e-mails, storage, DNS, relational databases...