For the organizations to stay competitive in today’s technology world, have to think of ways to keep their infrastructure automated, highly available, flexible, reproducible, scalable for high productivity and reliability.
In this blog, we will see how the AWS powered NextGen Infrastructure as a code(IaC) helps us to achieve organizations objective compared to the traditional infrastructure as code (IaC).
Traditional Infrastructure as code:
The traditional IaC is to enable and manage the data centers, storage, networking manually. The respective admin will set up the disk, install operating systems and applications. The period required before the launch could be days or weeks. Not only it is time-consuming, but it consumes a big chunk of the workforce plus the higher cost. Imagine of hardware failure, the time required to wait for the manufacturer production, ship, and delivery. What if the hardware malfunctions after all the waiting period. Again the business had to wait for the subject matter expert to handle the situation.
NextGen Infrastructure as code:
With AWS powered DevOps Infrastructure as a code (IaC), we can automate the entire infrastructure setup. How easy does it sound? Simply put, IaC is to manage and provision the infrastructure through the code which pushes into the operational environment. The whole process flow of the development and test can deal with the complexity of the hybrid IT platform. With the NextGen Infrastructure as Code, the MSP can automate, reproduce the systems, and self-document the entire infrastructure. How easy will it be for anyone in the team, different teams, and the developers?
With the traditional IaC, flexibility, elasticity, scalability, reproducibility was a dream for the stakeholders. With the principles of NextGen IaC and AWS DevOps, it makes it easier for collaboration and automation. It has become easier to build custom templates, configure repeatable changes, deploy as a single service or as a group. We can automate the scaling resources based on the traffic.
The critical aspect of infrastructure is disaster recovery and backup. The traditional backup runs on fixed time intervals. Imagine, if there is a failure or network latency, it could lead to data loss that could affect the productivity and reliability of the organization. Cloud Computing has made it so simple and flexible for organizations to enhance data protection, easy deployment, and cost efficiency.
With the right back up strategy and predefined templates, we can implement cross region backups and recovery through automation. Using reliable AWS services like S3 and Direct Connect we can sync the backup solutions at defined regular intervals. For Business Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR), we can implement CloudFormation templates for ease of use to make a highly reliable, available, and scalable or upgradeable AWS infrastructure.