AWS, Azure, and other cloud platforms have made it easy to spin up virtualized infrastructure within minutes. However, any kind of infrastructure (virtual machines) would require a lot of configuration. The configuration depends on the thing that the organization wants to achieve. You need to configure the compute power, memory allocation, networking, what applications and frameworks to provision, and a whole lot of other things.
Terraform codifies this configuration. With Terraform, you use Hashicorp Configuration Language to codify the configuration of the Azure or AWS instance you want to create. The benefit? You can use the same code to spin up as many identical instances as you want. Think of it. If you had to configure the instances manually, not only would it take too much time, but the instances won’t be consistent. Why? – Because manual configuration will invariably result in manual errors. With Terraform Azure DevOps provider, you can codify your infrastructure and use that code as many times as you wish.