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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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Infrastructure Automation

Before starting to learn Terraform, you first need to learn certain concepts in the modern infrastructure. To be able to use the new tool, one needs to understand what problem it solves. In order to do it, this chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Learning what Infrastructure as Code is and why it is needed
  • Understanding the benefits of a declarative approach to configuration management
  • Explaining the missing points of configuration management tools
  • Laying out requirements for high-level infrastructure automation
  • Taking a quick look at the main tools in order to provision infrastructure
  • The short overview and history of Terraform
  • What you will learn in this book

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