Monday, October 19, 2020

Terraform: Best practices for the cloud onboarding of enterprise projects

Architecture: End to end security

When onboarding a new project — either on-prem or to a cloud environment — there should be no questions on how to get started. Onboarding should follow an enterprise-defined process based on (internal) standards. It needs to detail access roles and privileges and provide means to implement them.

Recently, in an IBM Cloud blog, I discussed such a project onboarding. Terraform scripts implement the rules as code — they help to automate roll-out and tear down access roles and privileges. The scenario from the solution tutorial "Apply end-to-end security to a cloud application" serves as specific example to proof-point the ideas.

Head over to IBM Cloud and read my blog on "Blueprinting the Onboarding of Cloud Projects Using Terraform".