Infrastructure as Code
Infrastructure as code (IAC) is a practice in which infrastructure is managed and provisioned using code, rather than manual configuration processes. IAC is a way to automate the provisioning, configuration, and management of IT infrastructure, including physical and virtual servers, network devices, and storage systems.
With IAC, infrastructure is defined as code and stored in version control repositories, making it easier to track changes, and versions, and roll back as needed. This code can then be executed automatically to provision and configure the infrastructure, making the process of managing infrastructure more efficient, consistent, and repeatable.
IAC helps organizations to improve the speed, reliability, and scalability of their IT infrastructure and reduces the risk of manual errors and misconfigurations. It also enables organizations to implement DevOps practices and automate infrastructure management as part of their software delivery pipeline.