If you’ve ever used IaC, you know that it’s a great way to provision and manage cloud resources and create a consistent, repeatable workflow, enabling wider-scale deployments across a range of resources. You’ve also probably seen that IaC makes it easier to recreate environments, minimize errors, collaborate, and reduce expenditures.
Yet, despite its amazing capabilities, IaC is an emerging and evolving technology, and organizations are still figuring out how best to implement new IaC practices in their existing DevOps framework. Further complicating matters, an entirely new set of tools and frameworks has been created to support the IaC revolution. So, how do you choose the right framework to support your company’s business-critical environments? Should you choose a cloud-specific framework that integrates with other platforms out-of-the-box, or a cloud-agnostic framework that doesn’t limit you to a specific provider? Should you try out a new platform that uses a modern, imperative language, or stick with a provider that has a strong community but uses a declarative language with a lot of inherent limitations and/or bugs?
The env0 team reviewed the top five IaC frameworks—AWS CloudFormation, Azure Resources Manager (ARM), Terraform, Pulumi, and Crossplane—to answer these questions and more. We broke down the key advantages and disadvantages of each tool, what kind of company it best serves, and what supplementary tools can make up for its missing links.
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