Virtualization is in full swing, prompting businesses to step up the ultimate digital transformation. Companies today perform hundreds of deployments into production per day. Look at this article by Hubspot describing their feat of 300 deployments per day. An increase in deployments has made it important for enterprises to have automated infrastructure scaling. This is brought about by Infrastructure as code that enables you to treat your infrastructure as you treat your application code.
What Is Infrastructure as Code?
Infrastructure as code (IaC) enables automated provisioning and de-provisioning of an IT infrastructure using a high-level descriptive code language. It enables organizations to build, deploy and scale cloud applications faster with lesser security risks and reduced costs. Thereby eliminating the dependency on developers to manually provision and manage servers, database connections, operating systems, storage, and other infrastructure elements every time new software or code is created.