Introduction to Infrastructure as Code: A Brief Guide to the Future of DevOps, 1st Edition

  • 2h 17m
  • Riya Guha Thakurta, Sneh Pandya
  • Apress
  • 2022

Get inspired to explore the depths of the DevOps field. In today’s rapidly transforming world, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has emerged as an effective approach to maintain, scale, and deploy software systems. This book offers a mixture of foundational IaC concepts and practical examples to give you hands-on experience.

You will first gain an understanding of DevOps culture as well as how to adapt to IaC. Introduction to Infrastructure as Code begins by reviewing the innovative features that DevOps in general, and IaC in particular, have to offer for adoption and growth for different verticals. With this solid base established, you will then learn the importance, processes, and outcome of building infrastructure solutions.

Authors Sneh Pandya and Riya Guha Thakurta then provide hands-on examples utilizing IaC platforms, open source tools, and essential considerations such as security, scalability, and deployments. Each chapter focuses on one vertical (i.e., foundations, architecture patterns, securing infrastructure, preparing for deployment), how it impacts the DevOps toolchain in a holistic manner, and how it can be used to build solutions specific to that vertical, with a detailed walkthrough of code, environments, and other tools.

After completing this book, you’ll have launched your own infrastructure solution through an open source stack consisting of platforms and tools such as Terraform, Chef, and Puppet.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of DevOps and Infrastructure as Code
  • Prepare for the ever-evolving ecosystem of modular infrastructure and the needs of the future
  • Avoid potential pitfalls and breakdowns while working with infrastructure
  • Build scalable and efficient IaC solutions that work at a small, medium, and large scale in a real-life environment
  • Understand and be responsibly aware of security concerns related to the domain, and how to address them

Who Is This Book For

Beginners interested in building a career in DevOps as well as professionals looking to gain expertise and advance their career with greater knowledge of IaC. including Technical Product Managers, and Architects.

About the Author

Sneh Pandya is an emerging Product Management leader with specialization in strategic leadership. He advocates for product strategy, digital transformation, and sustainable innovation.

His qualifications and certifications include a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering and further studies with majors in Strategy Management and Leadership from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Sneh is also a Developer Community Leader at Google Developers Group Baroda and has given public talks at several worldwide developer conferences. He is a co-founder of the NinjaTalks podcast, which brings together experiences from the world's leaders, changemakers, and innovators to make knowledge accessible to all.

With extensive experience in the field of technology, including mobile and web software applications, DevOps, Cloud, infrastructure automation, and software architecture, he has articles published in various technology publications.

Riya Guha Thakurta is a graduate student in Computer Information Systems at Boston University. Her undergraduate education includes a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Application from the Institute of Engineering and Management.

She was formerly a Scrum Master in the realm of technology management, and her previous experiences with Johnson Controls include technology development across several business products and software verticals. Riya also leads Women Techmakers Kolkata, a diversity, equality, and inclusion community that encourages women in technology. She is also an Intel Software Innovator for the Internet of Things.

She is also a co-founder of the NinjaTalks podcast, which seeks to share experiences from the world's most prominent leaders, changemakers, and innovators in order to make knowledge accessible to all.

Her diverse interests include technology and project management, sustainability, public speaking, and Research & Development.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
  • Patterns and Principles of Infrastructure as Code
  • Management of Infrastructure as Code
  • Production Complexity Management
  • Business Solutions with Infrastructure as Code
  • Hands-on Infrastructure as Code with Hashicorp Terraform
  • Hands-on Infrastructure as Code with Puppet
  • Introduction to Infrastructure as Code with Chef