Infrastructure as Code, is it important?

Yes, and everyone should be doing it As a sysadmin, infrastructure as code simplifies many aspects of your daily job. As the saying goes, if you repeat any task frequently you should automate it. And that is essentially what IaC does for sysadmins. Automates the initial configuration, deployment, patch management and configuration drift of your servers and/or infrastructure. There are lots of different tools to do this, which I will briefly touch on later in this blog post. Before diving into the tools and tech around IaC, let me answer a few questions. Why are companies going to the cloud? As we start a new century, the mandate to go to the cloud will be getting stronger, if not a requirement. There are a lot of advantages for doing this. Get out of the data center business. Focus on business growth.Agility and flexible growth. You no longer need to buy extra capacity, grow as you need.Cost...
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