In this blog post, I look at using Ansible and Terraform to perform end-to-end environment and app provisioning on IBM Cloud. It shows how with the adoption of IaC, the building of environments can be reduced from hours (if not days) down to minutes.
Which is the most appropriate Infrastructure as Code tool: Terraform, Chef, Ansible, or Puppet? Alternatively, is the best option to use Terraform for orchestration and one of the others for configuration management?
Who doesn't value rapidly deploying applications and environments, repeatable and consistent environment builds, and dev and test environments that mirror production? Treating Infrastructure as Code brings practices that have transformed application development in the last 10 years to infrastructure and services.
IBM Cloud Schematics is a tool that uses Terraform to provision and manages infrastructure resources, Cloud Foundry applications, services, Kubernetes clusters and much more using the code in a configuration file(s).
This blog post is a quick guide on how to setup Terraform and IBM Cloud Provider on Windows operating system.