Cloud technology is slowly but surely taking over the modern business world as businesses of all sizes have begun to realise the long-term potential of cloud migration.
We are seeing a sharp rise in the number of cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure, which supports the manual configuration of their cloud services. Moving your business operations and processes to the Cloud is no easy task. During the migration process, you must ensure constant data availability and stability. Depending on your needs and the size of your data stores, it can be a lengthy process.
While you might think that all you have to do is migrate to the Cloud, managing and provisioning data centres in the post-production and migration processes is a significant challenge. After all, you must ensure that your data centres are consolidated and managed automatically through Infrastructure as Code (IaC). This model codifies everything in your infrastructure to bring numerous benefits to your growing business. With all this in mind, let’s take a look at what IaC is and how it can help your company thrive.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the technical process of provisioning, configuring, and managing IT Infrastructure through code instead of through manual processes.
Until the creation of IaC, infrastructure changes had to be handled and managed through extensive manual work, requiring rigorous manual operations that take tremendous time and effort, ultimately impacting the overall costs of IT maintenance and development.
Infrastructure as Code allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to speed up their processes and improve their software delivery and management practices.
To sum it up, infrastructure as code tools enable software development companies and DevOps teams to quickly and effectively manage the tech infrastructure simply by configuring files.
There are many benefits IaC tools can bring independent software vendors. Here are some of the most prominent:
Spanish Point Technologies are proud Gold Certified Microsoft partners that have assisted more than 60 ISVs in migrating to Azure. We specialise in Microsoft consultancy and focus on migrating ISV solutions to Azure at scale and helping independent software vendors already using Azure to modernise their solution.
Microsoft Azure offers excellent opportunities for ISVs and digital disruptors to grow their business at scale, yet it requires manual implementation, which is rife with risks and challenges. With our SMART AIM software library, they can grow their business at scale at pace.
SMART AIM Library is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and CI/CD pipeline automation template pack for the most common Azure PaaS and IaaS components used by modern ISVs. The automation template pack is a library of scripts, ARM templates, and other artefacts, with detailed instructions on parameterisation so that ISVs to quickly assemble their DevOps pipelines and automated instantiate their environments. It consists of automation templates, with continuous updates to the library for the most popular and latest components added or updated.
Infrastructure as code has the potential to become a real game-changer for independent software developers and DevOps teams. It takes cloud computing to its fullest potential and frees developers and other professionals from performing manual, error-prone tasks.
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