Managing a complex IT infrastructure is no joke, and as you know, it requires a dedicated team of professionals. Well, at least it used to. Nowadays, IaC (infrastructure as code) aims to provide business leaders with a concrete solution to their IT needs, making sure that any infrastructure is easier to manage through automation and numerous handy features that allow you to minimise financial waste and redirect talent in your company towards bigger and better things.
This is especially important in times of cloud technology, and now that companies all over the world are increasingly migrating to the cloud, provisioning complex infrastructures and building efficient data centres can seem like a daunting task.
This is why it’s important to demystify the IaC model and highlight the benefits it brings to the modern business world. Today, we are taking a look at the five key benefits and features of IaC and how it can help you manage your infrastructure with ease while allowing you to grow and take your company forward as a whole.
Ensuring consistency in configuration
When the business migrates its operations to the cloud, IT experts are tasked with deploying the infrastructure and configure it to avoid human error and inconsistencies, prevent resource waste and mismanagement, and ensure that all applications are performing as intended. During the setup faze, there are many things that can go wrong, and even the subtlest differences in configuration can be difficult to spot and debug. This invariably leads to subpar results and can even prevent you from managing your operation without any downtime – which is usually the key objective during a migration.
Deploying a complex cloud infrastructure takes time and effort, but the infrastructure as code model helps alleviate the pressure and expedite the process by completely standardizing the setup of your infrastructure to minimize the