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Getting Started with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

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Armon Dadgar (@armon), HashiCorp CTO and co-founder, and Aaron Schlesinger (@arschles) walk us through the core concepts of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and how it goes beyond what people typically think when they hear "Infrastructure." They break down the what, when, how, and why IaC makes developers' lives easier, whether you're running a simple application or have a complex, multi-node system. You'll learn how you can use HashiCorp Terraform to get up and running with IaC, going from nothing to a complete carbon copy of your production environment at the click of button (read: you focus on building, testing, and deploying, not spinning up test environments and hoping they're close to what's in production).

00:58 What do we mean by infrastructure as code?
02:45 Key value of infrastructure as code
04:07 How does Terraform work?
05:22 How do I get started with Terraform right now?

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    Just push a button and you have your infrastructure up an running…. Well, after using Terraform with Azure for a while, I can tell it's not that easy. Still it's a great language for configure infrastructure.

    As an example, there is some resources who never get created within time (30-35 minutes) and then it's fail, and you must push the button again. And even some Premium resources as App Service Environment is not even supported yet (so you must call ARM Template from Terraform). App Service Environment is a sad story, because it's seams that they who develop the terraform module and Microsoft blame each other why it's not supported yet.

    Hope Microsoft will be even more committed to Terraform than it's today, so support for new things is there from day one.

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