Backstage and Terraform — A Powerful Combination for Ops and Devs

2024-03-09

Even as the DevOps/Platform world is in constant evolution, classical challenges persist in many companies, especially those with extensive adoption of cloud-native technologies. Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has become indispensable today, but it can bring challenges. This post introduces a feature called Software Template in Backstage.io that helps create a form with various fields and generate Terraform code for developers. With a YAML file and template mechanism, it simplifies resource creation for both developers and platform teams. The post explains how to configure the form and execution pipeline using metadata and parameters. Overall, it offers a simpler way to manage cloud resources and maintain benefits for development teams and platform teams alike.

Link [ https://medium.com/@_gdantas/backstage-and-terraform-a-powerful-combination-for-ops-wonderful-for-devs-c04ebce849f0 ]

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Backstage and Terraform — A Powerful Combination for Ops and Devs

2024-03-09

Even as the DevOps/Platform world is in constant evolution, classical challenges persist in many companies, especially those with extensive adoption of cloud-native technologies. Using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has become indispensable today, but it can bring challenges. This post introduces a feature called Software Template in Backstage.io that helps create a form with various fields and generate Terraform code for developers. With a YAML file and template mechanism, it simplifies resource creation for both developers and platform teams. The post explains how to configure the form and execution pipeline using metadata and parameters. Overall, it offers a simpler way to manage cloud resources and maintain benefits for development teams and platform teams alike.

Link [ https://medium.com/@_gdantas/backstage-and-terraform-a-powerful-combination-for-ops-wonderful-for-devs-c04ebce849f0 ]

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