Tag: terraform

Infrastructure as Code - Terraform

Tools for Testing Terraform Managed Code and Infrastructure

Infrastructure as code is the backbone of any cloud-based DevOps system or architecture. In the past, it was not uncommon for testing to be downplayed as unnecessary. Engineers may look at their work and feel there is no real need to test and push to production. However, in the long run, this is a mistake….

Security & Compliance

Tutorial: How to provide secure access with Hashicorp Boundary

In provisioning infrastructure for any environment, there is a need for users to securely access dynamic hosts and services – this is where the hashicorp boundary takes a great task up. Hashicorp is an open-source solution and has had several things that have made it evolve in the past years and boundary has to be…

Automation - Editor's Pick - General - Infrastructure as Code - Kubernetes - Managed Cloud Services - Terraform

5 Infrastructure-related problems that most scale-ups have

Once your startup grows, it’s no longer a startup but a scale-up, and when that happens, a new set of challenges arises. This is a list of (some) common challenges scale-ups face when growing into a more mature business; the challenge now is not knowing what to do – but being consistently good at it….

Automation - DevOps - Infrastructure as Code - Packer - Terraform

Building and Running Custom AMIs on AWS Using Packer and Terraform

Introduction In this article we are going to talk about two open-source infrastructure-as-code tools that we use at Flugel. These tools are Packer, to build machine images for different platforms, and Terraform, to manage infrastructure resources.   By using the two in combination  it’s possible to create infrastructure-as-code solutions that automatically build and run custom…

Automation - DevOps - Infrastructure as Code

SaltStack and Terraform: Installing Minions in ec2 instances

Terraform is a great orchestration tool and SaltStack is great configuration management software. The first one allows you to create resources in the cloud (instances, load balancer, databases, etc) and the second is used to provision the instances. Salt works in a master-agent mode, the agents are called minions. To provision an instance you have…