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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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Connecting with Other Tools

Even though Terraform is a great tool to describe your Infrastructure as Code (IaC), it still covers only the highest level components of your system. It is perfect when you need to create cloud resources. It's especially hard to replace Terraform when your company relies on many AWS (or other large cloud provider) services. However, it is not the only tool you need for your infrastructure. HashiCorp makes it clear in the Tao of HashiCorp:

The simple, modular, composable approach allows us to build products at a higher level of abstraction. Rather than solving the holistic problem, we break it down into constituent parts, and solve those. We build the best possible solution for the scope of each problem, and then ...

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