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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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Infrastructure as Code in the Cloud

Quite often, servers are only one part of infrastructure. With cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, and OpenStack advancing more and more, there is an increased need for automating and streamlining the way people work with the services these platforms provide. If you rely heavily on at least one cloud provider for major parts of your project, you will start meeting challenges in applying consistent patterns of their usage.

The approach of modern configuration management tools, while having been around for quite some time and having been adopted by many companies, has some inconveniences when it comes to managing anything but servers.

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