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Getting Started with Terraform

By : Kirill Shirinkin
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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

Closing thoughts on the future of Terraform

If you invest some efforts in the tool and introduce it into a large organization, then you should consider many factors. After all, you don't want this tool to be suddenly abandoned by all developers and deal with an expensive process of replacing it. That is unlikely to happen with Terraform though. The company behind it seems to be growing strong, adoption of its tools grows, and more and more third-party developers contribute their code to Terraform, Consul, Packer, and others. But in which direction will it exactly grow? We can only guess, of course, but let's try anyway.

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