1 Introducing infrastructure as code

This chapter covers

  • Defining infrastructure
  • Defining infrastructure as code
  • Understanding why infrastructure as code is important

If you just started working with public cloud providers or data center infrastructure, you might feel overwhelmed with all that you have to learn. You don’t know what you need to know to do your job! Between data center infrastructure concepts, new public cloud offerings, container orchestrators, programming languages, and software development, you have a lot to research.

Besides learning everything you can, you also have to keep up with your company’s requirements to innovate and grow. Building systems to support it all gets challenging. You need a way to support more complex ...

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