Infrastructure as code

“According to Wikipedia, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the process of managing and provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools. The purpose of infrastructure as code is to enable IT teams to automatically manage, monitor, configure, and provision resources rather than doing it manually.”

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Infrastructure as code

In simple terms, 

Infrastructure as code is the process of replacing manual effort required by the IT teams with lines of code. The complete infrastructure can be set up using a few lines of code. for example, creating a virtual machine on AWS EC2.

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Benefits of Infrastructure as code

  1. Faster time to production and market.
  2. Improved consistency, less configuration drift.
  3. Faster, more efficient development.
  4. Lower costs and more time developing innovation.


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Some of the most popular infrastructure as code tools are

  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • Puppet


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