Language
  • Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 40 days
What you will learn
  • DevOps and Testing
Author
  • Rosemary Wang
Published
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate, test, and streamline infrastructure for business-critical systems.

In
Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices you will learn how to:

    Optimize infrastructure for modularity and isolate dependencies
    Test infrastructure configuration
    Mitigate, troubleshoot, and isolate failed infrastructure changes
    Collaborate across teams on infrastructure development
    Update infrastructure with minimal downtime using blue-green deployments
    Scale infrastructure systems supporting multiple business units
    Use patterns for provisioning tools, configuration management, and image building
    Deliver secure infrastructure configuration to production

Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices teaches you to automate infrastructure by applying changes in a codified manner. You’ll learn how to create, test, and deploy infrastructure components in a way that’s easy to scale and share across an entire organization. The book is full of flexible automation techniques that work whether you’re managing your personal projects or making live network changes across a large enterprise.

A system administrator or infrastructure engineer will learn essential software development practices for managing IaC, while developers will benefit from in-depth coverage of assembling infrastructure as part of DevOps culture. While the patterns and techniques are tool agnostic, you’ll appreciate the easy-to-follow examples in Python and Terraform.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Infrastructure as Code is a set of practices and processes for provisioning and maintaining infrastructure using scripts, configuration, or programming languages. With IaC in place, it’s easy to test components, implement features, and scale with minimal downtime. Best of all, since IaC follows good development practices, you can make system-wide changes with just a few code commits!

About the book
Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices teaches flexible techniques for building resilient, scalable infrastructure, including structuring and sharing modules, migrating legacy systems, and more. Learn to build networks, load balancers, and firewalls using Python and Terraform, and confidently update infrastructure while your software is running. You’ll appreciate the expert advice on team collaboration strategies to avoid instability, improve security, and manage costs.

What's inside

    Optimize infrastructure for modularity and isolate dependencies
    Mitigate, troubleshoot, and isolate failed infrastructure changes
    Update infrastructure with minimal downtime using blue-green deployments
    Use patterns for provisioning tools, configuration management, and image building

About the reader
For infrastructure or software engineers familiar with Python, provisioning tools, and public cloud providers.

About the author
Rosemary Wang is an educator, contributor, writer, and speaker. She has worked on many infrastructure as code projects, and open source tools such as Terraform, Vault, and Kubernetes.

Table of Contents

PART 1 FIRST STEPS
1 Introducing infrastructure as code
2 Writing infrastructure as code
3 Patterns for infrastructure modules
4 Patterns for infrastructure dependencies
PART 2 SCALING WITH YOUR TEAM
5 Structuring and sharing modules
6 Testing
7 Continuous delivery and branching models
8 Security and compliance
PART 3 MANAGING PRODUCTION COMPLEXITY
9 Making changes
10 Refactoring
11 Fixing failures
12 Cost of cloud computing
13 Managing tools
The author Rosemary Wang has the following credentials.

  • Works/Worked at HashiCorp
  • Works/Worked at ThoughtWorks