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๐Ÿ“Œ Manage Multi-cloud infrastructures using infrastructure as code and Terraform

We hear more and more people wanting to adopt a multi-cloud approach to deliver new business and customer value more quickly and at a large scale.
One of the biggest challenges when moving to multi-cloud is preparing the teams for the operational complexity that comes with operating across multiple cloud providers.

As teams continue to grow, some of them use tools and workflows that only align with a single vendor. Not only can these teams waste time switching between these tools but as companies grow, different teams develop different habits, making it difficult to coordinate work.

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To address these challenges those teams must ask the following questions:
โ—ˆ Strategy: Should you even consider multi-cloud? It all comes down to your business, your product, and your users' expectations.
โ—ˆ People: How can we enable a team for a multi-cloud reality, where skills can be applied consistently regardless of the target environment and cloud providers?
โ—ˆ Process: How do we position central IT services as a self-service enabler of speed, versus a ticket-based gatekeeper of control, while retaining compliance and governance?
โ—ˆ Tools: How do we best unlock the value of the available capabilities of the cloud providers in pursuit of better customer and business value?

One of the first goals of a shared service for infrastructure provisioning is to deliver reproducible infrastructure as code consistent set of environments.

In todayโ€™s video, you will see how you can
1๏ธโƒฃ Integrate the Terraform plan into your review process so that your architecture and security teams can understand what is about to happen too.
2๏ธโƒฃ Build cross-environment strategies for multiple teams, regardless of the cloud provider youโ€™re using by creating templates and cloning/syncing infrastructures
3๏ธโƒฃ Segregate the infrastructure by cloud providers.

By adopting a multi-cloud approach you can
โœ… Optimize return on investment (ROI). It allows you and your team to choose the specific services that work best based on contracts, payment flexibility, and customizable capacity. You can then maximize the resources and pay only for what gets used.
โœ… Create redundancies that minimize the risk of a single point of failure.
โœ… Reduce latency and improve user experience, you can choose cloud regions and zones that are close to your clients.

When using an orchestration platform,
โœ… You and your teams use a common workflow for teams provisioning resources across public cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle) and ensure consistent deployments
โœ… By using the same processes across different clouds you can reduce the time to onboard engineers.

Reduce operational complexity and embrace infrastructure as code to manage multi-cloud infrastructures here ๐Ÿ‘‰

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