Topic: infrastructure as code

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Checkov

Checkov is a static code analysis tool for infrastructure-as-code that scans cloud infrastructure provisioned using Terraform, Terraform plan, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Dockerfile, Serverless, or ARM Templates. It detects security and compliance misconfigurations using graph-based scanning.  The open-source project also powers Bridgecrew, which is platform for codifying and streamlining cloud security throughout the development life cycle. Checkov … 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

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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

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

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