Automating AWS and vSphere with Terraform
by Nick Colyer
Learn how to use Terraform with AWS and vSphere. Starting with an overview of Terraform, you'll learn about where and how Terraform can be used, how to code in Terraform, and more.
What you'll learn
Terraform is an exciting tool that allows you to quickly automate and spin up entire environments easily. The tool continues to gain traction in the community, particular in the Public Cloud space as developers can not only deploy workloads, but update the state of the entire stack. This course, Automating AWS and vSphere with Terraform, will teach how you can use Terraform to create automated deployments of resources in AWS and vSphere. First, you will learn how to install Terraform, configure Terraform providers, as well as how to deploy specific resource constructs into each of those providers. Next, you will learn how to code in the Terraform language and look at Local and Remote Provisioners. By the end of this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of Terraform which you can build upon in the Public Cloud or Private Data Center.
About the author
Nick Colyer has over 16 years of experience in the IT Industry and currently leads the Cloud Management and Automation Practice at Ahead LLC. At Ahead, Nick focuses on emerging technologies and methodologies for helping customers intelligently manage their workloads On-Premises and in the Public Cloud.
Prior to his current position, Nick spent six years as an enterprise automation lead for TransUnion and Catamaran, where he developed a team focused on standards and automated delivery of IT ser... morevices to drive a true self service experience.
Nick, also works with vendors to help them created pre-packaged automated workflows and code for customers to utilize. Nick often speaks at conferences including VMWorld (2013/2016), the Looking Ahead Tech Summit (2014-2016), VMware User Groups, as well as tailored briefings for large enterprise companies across the United States. Nick has been selected regularly as a vExpert since 2014 and holds many certifications from VMware, Microsoft, and 3rd parties. You can regularly find Nick at community events as well as writing articles on the blog 2ninjas1blog which focuses around Cloud and Automation.