For organizations aiming to become Agile or implementing a DevOps culture, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) is a key tenet. Infrastructure-as-code allows organizations to move required infrastructure configurations to be deployed as, and along with, application code. or modular playbooks that allow the application requirements for infrastructure capacity to be defined and requested when the application is built in an environment.
Infrastructure-as-code can greatly accelerate an organization's time-to-deliver from an application and an infrastructure perspective. It helps infrastructure teams keep pace with the demands of application teams, who can now outline the fulfillment requirements for their applications. That can be everything from the type and amount of RAM an application needs, the tier and amount of storage it should run on to an entire infrastructure stack which needs to be provisioned or allocated. In development environments this can just happen automatically when a developer wants to push out their code to a new environment. In production this process can be linked into a fully automated and audited service management / application provisioning process.
For Infrastructure teams and operations staff, IaC offers many benefits. Perhaps the largest benefit is that you can greatly reduce or completely eliminate configuration drift from your deployments. You also have the ability to automatically offer infrastructure capacity back to your customers that want it when they need it, within the parameters you define. Imagine being able to take the custom application requirements / configurations down in your environment by 80-90%? How much efficiency could you gain if you were able to push all application workloads into a matrix of standard infrastructure hardware and software? IaC can enable that type of streamlined efficiency. When combined with API abstraction you can give your infrastructure consumers a single set of functions and microservices they can consume regardless of what infrastructure hardware or tooling you use today or choose to use in the future.
For those new to Agile and DevOps culture changes, it can seem like everything is changing at once. Keyva can help you. Infrastructure-as-Code can be a quick win for operations and infrastructure teams looking to quickly offer their capacity to the teams and internal consumers that need it.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about how you can evangelize and encourage your teams to adopt the processes and tools that deliver Infrastructure-as-code, and to set up Agile and DevOps methodologies with your organization.
Why Infrastructure As Code?
- - Consistently configure your traditional infrastructure, all the way through your cloud instances
- - You can spin up an entire infrastructure just by running a script, this is fast and efficient and allows you to focus on more complicated technologies