The term “infrastructure as code” (IaC) has been popular recently, and for good reason. IaC, or software-defined infrastructure, is an IT setup where developers or operations teams continuously manage and provision the technological stack for an application via software, rather than manually configuring separate hardware devices and operating systems. As an essential part of DevOps, it attempts to boost productivity, quality, and timeliness in organizations.
AWS CloudFormation or the open-source Terraform tool is frequently the first two options that come to mind when looking for tools to implement infrastructure as code on AWS. In order to help you decide which is best for your situation, we’ll go over the differences between them.