Terraform is an open-source tool developed by HashiCorp in 2014. It allows you to manage infrastructures of any scale on the basis of the Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) principle by creating configuration files.
The tool has a declarative approach—you only need to describe how everything should be configured, and Terraform will bring everything to the required state through API calls.
How Terraform works
The programming language in Terraform is HashiCorp Configuration Language, but you can use JSON if you prefer.
Pros of Terraform:
Facilitates infrastructure management. You do not need to configure anything manually via your personal account or API. You manage your infrastructure as a code.
Terraform is based on the concept of immutable infrastructure—by changing the code, you create a new configuration. This means that any changes can be easily rolled back by selecting the previous version.
It is a universal tool supported by many cloud service providers. With it, you can easily use multi-cloud and multi-CDN.
Benefits of Terraform provider verification
Terraform provider for G-Core Labs Cloud management appeared in the beginning of 2021. Later, we added the ability to manage our CDN and DNS with it.
Our provider has been successfully verified. This means that HashiCorp has tested it and confirmed that it meets the technical requirements and is suitable for managing our infrastructure.
How to work with Terraform in the G-Core Labs infrastructure?