Last Updated on July 16, 2022 by tim
- Automate Processes
Hashicorp’s Terraform Cloud enables automated system infrastructure deployment and maintenance. By creating a Terraform HCL template, you can define a set of resources that can repeatedly be deployed without manually having to click buttons. This is great if you are looking to quickly deploy lots of cloud resources to AWS, Azure, GCP across many accounts.
- Easy Link to VCS: GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps
Many organizations are already using a VCS (version control system) such as GitHub and GitLab as their primary code repository and storage location. A key benefit of Terraform Cloud is that it offers easy links to GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps. For example, when a developer makes a change on GitHub, Terraform Cloud can automatically pull the latest change and start deploying infrastructure. If you have already made significant investment into your VCS infrastructure, why not purchase a tool like Terraform Cloud that can give you even more benefits?
- Cheap Price
Terraform Cloud is free for up to 5 users, so be sure to thoroughly test it out before making a purchase. However, the next highest tier Team & Governance is $20/user/month. While this may seem like a lot for small organizations, the benefits you gain from Terraform Cloud are worth much more than the price you pay. To start, when using Terraform Cloud you get to take advantage of Hashicorp’s infrastructure to deploy and manage resources–which saves you time and money managing servers. Hashicorp takes care of security, and you can configure SSO (single sign on) to further secure access to your organization. Hashicorp is continually adding new features to Terraform Cloud, and has great documentation on how to use the platform and develop your own Terraform templates. Purchasing Hashicorp Terraform is a wise decision that is likely to bring major benefits to your organization for many years.