Terraform is ‘infrastructure as code’ automation software by HashiCorp. It allows users to define infrastructure components in a high-level scripting language (.tf similar to JSON or YAML), which in turn can be executed to build the infrastructure on the desired cloud platform
CoreStack is a Governance Platform powered by ‘Cloud as Code” approach. CoreStack Governs Cloud Operations, Compliance, Consumption and Cost through Cloud as Code approach by converging various declarative model which includes Cloudformation, Azure Resource Manager, Terraform, Heat, etc.
Automating Cloud Provisioning using Terraform
The greatest advantage of cloud is its ability to manage the infrastructure components at a granular level. With granularity, flexibility increases, while at the same time the complexity of provisioning large multi-tier workloads increases. Provisioning large multi-tier workload is time-consuming and is not repeatable. Terraform helps in solving this problem.
Terraform is an opensource tool for provisioning cloud environments which includes IaaS, PaaS, FaaS etc. through declarative definitions.
Terraform enables predictable and consistent provisioning of Cloud environments:
Cloud Governance using CoreStack and Terraform
Advantages of using Terraform through CoreStack
CoreStack enables predictable and consistent lifecycle operations along with the governance of Cloud environments:
These instructions provide an in-depth walkthrough of how to use Terraform in CoreStack