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Why we use Terraform and not Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, or CloudFormation

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  1. Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently.

    Deploying a simple portable Web App in any cloud using... about 24 days ago

    In this tutorial, we'll deploy a simple web app to the cloud of your choice - composed of a database and a virtual machine where the frontend code will run. So that the configuration is reusable and consistent, we'll write it in Terraform.
  2. Automation for all of your technology. Overcome the complexity and rapidly ship your infrastructure and apps anywhere with automation.

  3. Get started with Puppet Enterprise, or upgrade or expand.

    Installing Puppet Enterprise 2021 about 9 months ago

    Now that the system requirements have been verified we need to download the Puppet Enterprise installer. To download the installer, go to the Puppet website to access the free 10 node trial (
  4. Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine

    Observability Mythbusters: Yes,... about about 1 month ago:

    *Codifying the deployment of the OTel Collector *(to Nomad, Kubernetes, or a VM) using tools such as Terraform, Pulumi, or Ansible. The Collector funnels your OTel data to your Observability back-end. ✅.
  5. SaltStack event-driven automation delivers security, cloud and configuration management for a software-defined world and enterprise complexity and scale.

  6. AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a...

    Is Terraform better than AWS CloudFormation? about 8 days ago

    Amazon CloudFormation is a fantastic tool that gives the development and operations team the liberty to automate AWS’s infrastructure provision easily. It is a managed AWS service that allows you to design and provision AWS and third-party resources for your cloud environment. Cloudformation handles the configuration in a JSON or YAML format called templates. These templates enable the user to attain re-usability...