Terraform is an open-source tool for changing, building, and versioning infrastructure safely. It is an infrastructure as a code (Iac), which can be used to define and manage resources from various cloud service provider. This is useful for maintaining repeatable, understandable, and consistent infrastructure.
The infrastructure Terraform can manage includes low-level components such as compute instances, networking, storage, and high-level components like SaaS feature, DNS entries, etc.
Terraform Cloud is a SaaS application that keeps automation and association tooling for Terraform user. It is intended to offer Terraform user an easy pathway into using the Terraform platform and functions we have built on top of the open-source tool.
We believe every Terraform open source users will benefit from using Terraform Cloud. It is ideal for individual practitioners, small and large businesses, as well as enterprises who do not have advanced security or compliance requirements.
Terraform has evolved into very stable and reliable software in recent years. Current developments are always kept up to date and especially in the AWS context. Bugs are usually addressed quickly. Due to this understandable syntax, the initial hurdle is significantly less.
Developers can instantly get used to declaring the infrastructure in code instead of clicking it together in a Web user interface. As a result, Terraform is a tool that illustrates DevOps culture thanks to how it considerably clarify both experiments and the productive use of cloud solutions.