Managed Infrastructure as Code¶
Deployment through infrastructure-as-code (IaC) helps you build and manage cloud infrastructure through code, utilizing software development best practices and industry-standard DevOps tools and techniques. Using an industry-standard tool called Terraform, your infrastructure code is peer reviewed through pull requests, and committed to version control, all while being tested and deployed through automation steps called continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD).
This means that changes to your environment are managed through this specialized Terraform workflow, and not through the AWS Console directly. Changes in the AWS Console can conflict with Terraform management, resulting in downtime, data loss, or delays to reconcile these manual changes. It is important that all changes to your environment are managed with Terraform. If you need assistance applying a change, the Rackspace Support team will be happy to help.