How to Choose a Cloud Provider: 6 Factors to Think about when Migrating to the Cloud

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Ever since AWS came out with its first public cloud offering in 2006, the industry has grown to an estimated $178 billion of revenues per year. Cloud computing has enabled highly dynamic and scalable infrastructures that can deliver significant returns on investment. The migration of workloads from on-premise facilities to cloud offerings is often cited as a business priority. Nonetheless, less…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with GCP Deployment Manager: Your third step towards DevOps automation

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Geeking out at Google Next 18 this week in California, I grabbed a Chromebook from the Grab-and-Go team (awesome initiative) and decided to finish this Infrastructure as Code trilogy.

In the previous two posts we focused on Infrastructure as Code, viewing Terraform as our multi-cloud capable swiss army knife. But what if you just want to leverage a specific cloud infrastructure deployment…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with Packer and Terraform on GCP: Your second step towards DevOps automation

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Everyone wants to adopt Infrastructure as Code to configure and automate the infrastructure of their application as it embraces DevOps best practices. Figuring out ways to automate your CI/CD pipeline is at the heart of this transition, and is a huge interest of mine.

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My last blog post was called ‘How to Deploy Consul in GCP using Terraform: Your first step towards…

How to Create Infrastructure as Code with Terraform in GCP: Your first step towards DevOps automation

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has gotten a lot of attention recently. It uses code to manage the configuration and automation of your application’s infrastructure in order to free up resources and reduce risk, technical debt, and mistakes. IaC is becoming more and more important for successful DevOps practices. As a cross-platform infrastructure tool, HashiCorp’s Terraform enables you to…

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