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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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A short overview of Terraform

Terraform is an open source utility, created by the HashiCorp company, the same company that created Vagrant, Packer, Consul, and other popular infrastructure tools. It was initially released in July 2014, and since then, has come a long way to become one of the most important tools for infrastructure provisioning and management.

This is how Terraform is described by HashiCorp:

... a tool for safely and efficiently building, combining, and launching infrastructure. From physical servers to containers to SaaS products, Terraform is able to create and compose all the components necessary to run any service or application. (https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/terraform.html).

Terraform easily fits most of the requirements ...

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