Striving for “100% Infrastructure as Code” has become a common goal for many DevOps teams today. Defining and managing nearly all infrastructure provisioning and configuration aspects through code is robust. It saves time, reduces manual toil, improves consistency, and minimizes human errors. 

However, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is not a panacea for every DevOps process or workflow. As Derek Ashmore, Application Transformation Principal at Asperitas, argues, aiming for 99% IaC coverage is often better than striving for 100%. Knowing when not to use IaC is just as important as leveraging it extensively.

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