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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition

By : Kirill Shirinkin
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Book Image

Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition

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By: Kirill Shirinkin

Overview of this book

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve the production infrastructure. It can manage the 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 the complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. It 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. The book ends with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code—this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. The readers will also learn how to combine multiple providers in a single template and manage different code bases with many complex modules. It focuses on how to set up continuous integration for the infrastructure code. The readers will be able to use Terraform to build, change, and combine infrastructure safely and efficiently.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 8. Future of Terraform

You've learned Terraform! No, seriously, you have. You might (we hope) still be busy doing the final big exercise from the end of the previous chapter. That's alright -- it's not a simple one and it takes time.

We have finished covering everything that is there to learn about this fancy new (relatively new) HashiCorp tool. In this chapter, you won't see many code samples, diagrams, or logs. Instead, we are going to recap what you've learned, talk about some pros and cons of introducing Terraform to your organization, and speculate about the future of this utility. Don't skip this chapter, especially the recap sections! It will have a lot of useful tips, as well as references to books and articles that will help you to dive deeper into each particular topic related to Terraform usage. These were not included in the chapters themselves in order to focus on learning Terraform and not to spread attention between dozens of things.