041 – Hands-Off Data Center Infrastructure

It’s what many admins would call Nirvana – the ability to automate your infrastructure to the point where you almost don’t have to touch it. Is it just a pipe dream? Ned Bellavance says No!

In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media Partner James Green chats with Ned, the director of cloud solutions at Anexinet, about the rising popularity of infrastructure-as-code, and how it’s changing things in the data center. He also discusses Terraform, the tool he uses to make it happen, and some top use cases for infrastructure-as-code.

Highlights of the show include:

  • How infrastructure as code makes deployment more consistent across environments, and stabilizes your production processes
  • The best environments for infrastructure-as-code
  • Why Ned uses HashiCorp’s Terraform to automate his infrastructure
  • A case study of using infrastructure-as-code to migrate a company from a traditional, virtual machine-based setup to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Resource links from the show:

Ned’s Bellavance’s Pluralsight Terraform Introduction Training Course — https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/terraform-getting-started

Ned Bellavance’s Pluralsight Terraform “Deep Dive” Training Course — https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/deep-dive-terraform

Katacoda Terraform Training Course — https://www.katacoda.com/courses/terraform

HashiCorp’s Updated Terraform Product — http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/23/1625654/0/en/HashiCorp-Showcases-Significant-Product-Updates-Across-its-Multi-Cloud-Infrastructure-Automation-Suite.html

Using Terraform on Microsoft Azure — https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/terraform/

Anexinet — https://www.anexinet.com/

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