You may be building, testing, and delivering code, but how do you manage your environments? “Early and continuous delivery of valuable software” is much easier when you can rapidly provision infrastructure, and guarantee its consistency and correctness across development through to production. It turns out that the same agile principles and practices you use for software can be applied to delivering infrastructure.
This talk describes the goals and core principles of Infrastructure as Code – the “A” for “Automation” in the DevOps “CALMS” model. What are Patterns and antipatterns for using cloud and infrastructure automation tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack, etc.