Infrastructure-as-code competitor challenges Terraform

techtarget | April 23, 2020

Infrastructure-as-code competitor challenges Terraform
An infrastructure-as-code upstart issued a direct challenge to Terraform this week with updated features for its offering, as well as tools designed specifically to move users away from the HashiCorp software. Pulumi 2.0 adds Terraform-like features, such as CrossGuard, a policy-as-code tool for IaC users that directly competes with HashiCorp's Sentinel. The new version fleshes out integration with CI/CD tools for GitOps workflows and automated testing frameworks as well.

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Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model.

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Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model.