Topic: iac

Platform Engineering has a Problem – It’s Infrastructure-as-Code

In the context of cloud operations, the last decade was ruled by DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code. But what is true DevOps? Is it developers running their own operations? Is it a different job role, where operators learn development skills to automate infrastructure provisioning using Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tools like Terraform?  Now that DevOps is widely understood in … continue reading

It’s time to embrace Monitoring-as-Code

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) has revolutionized the management and provisioning of everything from local virtual machines to exotic AWS services. It is time for Monitoring-as-Code (MaC) to do the same in the application performance monitoring (APM) and synthetic monitoring fields — and the good news is that everyone stands to benefit. Provisioning monitoring checks by hand is … continue reading

Infrastructure as Code: The case for continuous delivery

The adoption of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has grown rapidly over the past few years. Previously, IT teams had to constantly provision cloud resources to run applications efficiently, being mindful of over-provisioning and wasting resources. This manual approach was a relic of the pre-cloud era that mimicked in-house data center provisioning, and doesn’t match the … continue reading

AWS CloudFormation introduces the ability to disable automatic rollback

A new update in AWS CloudFormation enables users to quickly retry stack operations from the point of failure.  CloudFormation is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that offers users an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision them quickly and consistently, and manage them throughout their life cycles. Previously, … continue reading

5 tips for securely adopting infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as code (IaC) allows us to design, build, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructure in code, rather than clicking through a cloud provider’s UI or having a long list of CLI commands. IaC—especially declarative IaC—simplifies the process of configuring a resource by defining the end state of what you want to be created and the … continue reading

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Terraform reaches maturity and stability with 1.0 release

HashiCorp has announced a milestone release of its open-source infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool. Terraform 1.0 has been 10 years in the making and is a huge leap forward for the project in terms of interoperability, ease of updates and maintenance of automation workflows, the team explained.  When the idea of Terraform was first … continue reading


ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Infracost

Infracost is an open-source cloud cost estimator designed to help DevOps, SREs and developers estimate the cost of Infrastructure as Code projects.  It can be integrated into a CI/CD pipeline to see what impact a change to a business’ infrastructure can do. Infracost currently supports 100 AWS and Google resources, but the team has been … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Terrascan

Terrascan is an open-source static code analyzer for building secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The project was launched by the immutable security company Accurics last year. It includes templates to help avoid common security pitfalls in the cloud, built-in extensibility to support other technologies, and leverages the Open Policy Agent to help users write custom … continue reading

Pulumi aims to go beyond infrastructure as code in latest release

Modern infrastructure as code company Pulumi has announced Pulumi 2.0 with new capabilities and improvements.  “Pulumi is a modern infrastructure as code tool that lets you declare infrastructure using real languages, with a SaaS management console for configuring identities, organizations, and related policies. By using real languages, developers and operators are able to work better … continue reading Protection Status

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