Scaling Infrastructure on Amazon EKS with Terraform | The Big Dev Theory | S2 | Ep.7

Provision and Manage Scalable Infrastructure on Amazon EKS with HashiCorp Terraform

Stuart Clark
Amazon Employee
Published May 14, 2024
In this episode of The Big Dev Theory on Twitch we are joined by Cole Morrison Senior Developer Advocate @ HashiCorp. we delve deep into the world of infrastructure management on Amazon EKS using the powerful automation tool, HashiCorp Terraform. Buckle up as we guide you through the entire process of creating, managing, and scaling your infrastructure with efficiency and ease.
In this episode, we'll start from ground zero, demonstrating how to provision a robust EKS-based infrastructure entirely from scratch using Terraform. Watch closely as we walk through the essential steps, from defining the cluster configuration to deploying necessary resources seamlessly.
But that's not all—our exploration doesn't stop there. We'll show you how to elevate your workflow by integrating with GitHub for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). Learn how to automate your infrastructure updates and deployments, ensuring a smooth and reliable development pipeline. As we dive deeper into the capabilities of Terraform, we'll uncover advanced features that can take your infrastructure management to the next level. Discover how Terraform assists in drift detection, ensuring that your actual infrastructure matches the desired state defined in your configuration. Explore continuous validation techniques to maintain consistency and reliability across your environments effortlessly.
Furthermore, we'll explore the concept of policy as code using Terraform, enabling you to enforce governance and compliance standards within your AWS infrastructure setup. By the end of this session, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage Terraform for not only provisioning infrastructure but also for implementing robust lifecycle management practices.
Our journey doesn't end here. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be well-prepared to integrate other HashiCorp tools seamlessly into your AWS environment, setting the stage for a holistic and scalable infrastructure management strategy.

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Stuart Clark, Senior Developer Advocate @AWS
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