Best Practices for Cloud Infrastructure Automation

At IT Wonder Lab we share best practices for application deployment and maintenance of cloud infrastructures using IaC, Terraform / OpenTF, Ansible, Kubernetes & AWS.

Latest Cloud Tutorials

Focusing on Terraform, OpenTofu, Kubernetes, AWS, and Ansible. 
AWS with Terraform: The Essential Guide (9/21) -  AWS Security Groups
How to configure and use the Terraform aws_security_group and aws_security_group_rule resource blocks to create and manage AWS Security Groups and secure the infrastructure.
AWS with Terraform: The Essential Guide (8/21) -  AWS Routing Tables
How to configure and use the Terraform aws_route_table, aws_route, and aws_main_route_table_association resource blocks to create and manage AWS Routing Tables.
AWS with Terraform: The Essential Guide (7/21) -  AWS NAT Gateway
How to configure and use the Terraform aws_nat_gateway and aws_eip resource blocks to create and manage AWS NAT Gateway and its corresponding Public IPs inside each availability zone to enable Internet access from instances in private subnets.
AWS with Terraform: The Essential Guide (6/21) -  AWS Internet Gateway
How to configure and use the Terraform aws_internet_gateway resource block to create and manage AWS Internet Gateway inside a VPC to enable instances access to and from the Internet.
AWS with Terraform: The Essential Guide (5/21) -  AWS Subnets
How to configure and use the Terraform aws_subnet resource block to create and manage AWS Subnets inside a VPC. AWS Subnets are a subdivision of the IP Network assigned to the VPC.

Latest Best Practices

Cloud best practices around security, cost optimization, scalability, and efficient resource management.
AWS Security Groups' Best Practices
AWS Security Groups are virtual firewalls that control inbound and outbound traffic to and from Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources, such as EC2 and RDS instances.
AWS and Terraform Naming Best Practices
Terraform and AWS resource naming should follow a company standard. Each company has different requirements and the standard should be adjusted.
Ansible Multiple Environment Best Practices
Handling multiple infrastructure environments with Ansible by targeting the environment tag that included in the mandatory AWS Tags
Ansible Roles Best Practices
Ansible Roles Granularity We recommend building Ansible roles that are highly reusable by configuration, but we also recommend pragmatism as our highest priority. Roles for systems and applications designed to be standalone, or before the Cloud was around, are called "non-native cloud applications", often those are stateful applications that can not be clustered without sharing […]
Ansible Playbook Structure Best Practices
Define and apply a company-wide consistent structure for all your Ansible Playbooks that allows for easy understanding and maximum reutilization
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