Managing the IT infrastructure for your business can be costly and time-consuming—but when a company moves to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment with Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC), it can enjoy significant reductions in both. The day-to-day management of the cloud systems is handled using templates and scripts that can almost instantly stand up new resources, or edit existing ones based on current need.
The IaaC systems consider everything as software that can be managed in the same way. Teams can add, remove and change any available hardware and how it is configured far more quickly than what would have been possible otherwise. Companies using IaaC are far more agile and able to meet the constantly changing demands of the business.
At Trianz, we understand the importance of a reliable and powerful IT infrastructure and are equipped to help harness the power of IaaC to meet our clients’ needs. Whether planning for new systems to be added months in advance or responding to an urgent business need, our consultants have the experience and know-how to meet all your expectations. Partnering with us will help to get your AWS IaaC systems up and running quickly and correctly without downtime. Our team will also be there well beyond the initial launch of this system to help manage your constantly evolving infrastructure into the future.
Benefits of IaaC
Just about all companies today recognize the benefits that come from moving at least some of their infrastructure to the cloud. Taking this trend to the next level by harnessing the power of infrastructure as a code is a great way to maximize the numerous advantages that cloud services have to offer.
Complements software development – Companies that have in-house software developers will appreciate how well IaaC complements this work. Developers can almost instantly launch a sandbox environment where they can develop and test their software to ensure it functions as expected. These sandboxes can be configured to emulate a production environment to help get accurate testing, which will reduce outages related to changes.
Responsive infrastructure – If your business has a sudden spike in demand for IT system resources, it can be a challenge to quickly grow when operating a traditional data center. With IaaC, adding additional servers, storage, processors, RAM, or other resources simply requires the launch of a script. This agility helps ensure your business is ready for whatever comes its way.
Infrastructure resource lifecycle management – IaaC can be used throughout the infrastructure resource lifecycle. This includes resource provisioning, configuration management, monitoring and performance, compliance and governance, and resource optimization.
Cloud formation – AWS cloud formation can be used to create IaaC templates, so services can be automatically provisioned, and AWS resources created with the necessary relationships in just a few clicks.
Risk reduction – When working with Infrastructure as a Code, you don’t have many risks associated with running your own facility. Many companies have a single technician supporting key systems, for example. If they get sick or leave the company, it can be difficult to keep the systems up. With IaaC, anyone with the needed scripts can run the code to perform essential tasks.
Cost savings – One of the biggest benefits of IaaC is cost savings. Companies don’t need to have replacement hardware and can also reduce off-hours support teams. Engineers are also able to spend more of their time performing high-value tasks rather than taking care of the manual work associated with managing your own hardware.
The specific advantages that IaaC provides will vary greatly from company to company. When this strategy is implemented properly, however, there can be little doubt that it will be a major improvement over managing a local data center or private cloud.
AWS IaaC powered by Trianz
AWS provides businesses with a comprehensive infrastructure suite that can meet any demand. Adding IaaC makes the entire platform more powerful and easier to manage for businesses of all types. Whether you are just starting an infrastructure transition to the cloud, or you are already operating on AWS, it is important to have experienced professionals there to help you every step of the way.
Trianz consultants will provide you with clear communication to ensure you are getting the exact services you need. We can help you set up code design, code development, Git repositories for version control, and much more to ensure your infrastructure is properly managed at all times. From initial setup to ongoing management, no matter how your company currently uses cloud technologies, we can help take it to the next level. Contact Trianz to schedule a consultation and discover what we can do for you.