Infrastructure as Code Showdown: Terraform vs. CloudFormation

When we speak of the DevOps and continuous delivery/integration (CI/CD) toolchain, we’re referring to a superset of tools—many with overlapping capabilities—for helping organizations achieve faster and safer deployment velocity.  This encompasses a broad range of solutions: provisioning tools, orchestration tools, testing frameworks, configuration management (CM) and automation platforms, and more. Comparisons between CM products usually steal the show (e.g., Puppet vs. Chef), but in this case we’ll compare two orchestration and management tools for provisioning infrastructures: Terraform and CloudFormation.

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