Weekly CloudNews: HashiCorp Releases Terraform Cloud, Multi-Cloud Growing Fast

Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week on our blog, Patrick Campbell took a look at Kubernetes gaining traction in the market, how to deploy and manage clusters and how it works alongside CloudBolt.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Cloud marketplace as a service creates new dev possibilities

George Lawton, SearchCloudComputing, Sept. 17, 2019

“From a developer’s perspective, one main attraction of public cloud offerings is that all the services, integrations, billing and low-level configurations are provided from a common marketplace. Developers will still need to do a little extra work if they want to cobble together services outside the walled garden of a particular cloud service, but the nuts and bolts all come from one place.

The flip side, however, is that developer-oriented cloud services and tools that work across cloud environments require more effort to manage the integrations, billing and configurations.

One way to address these developer and provider complexities is a marketplace as a service (MaaS) offering. With a MaaS offering, a developer can identify potential platforms in a centralized location, make a purchase and begin to use it all under the umbrella of one centralized structure.”

Addressing Multi-Cloud Automation, HashiCorp Releases Terraform Cloud

Kent Weare, InfoQ, Sept. 16, 2019

“In a recent blog post, HashiCorp announced the full release of Terraform Cloud, an open-source platform for teams to manage their infrastructure-as-code workflows. This orchestration takes place through cloud-agnostic tools that allow teams to improve their productivity through repeatable automation. This announcement follows their May 2019 announcement of Remote State Management that allows organizations to store their cloud infrastructure state in a central repository within their SaaS offering.

Terraform began as an open-source project in 2014 that has a community of more than 1,300 contributors who have made 25,000 commits. The project initially focused on individual developers and has evolved into an enterprise tool that can be used across teams of developers.

Terraform Cloud allows teams to collaborate and share state configurations through the management and versioning of infrastructure. With this management, organizations can map dependencies which allow for automated provisioning that also includes a review/approval process.”

Multi-cloud is fastest growing enterprise technology

Ian Barker, Beta News, Sept. 11, 2019

“Enterprise adoption and deployments of multi-cloud technology have grown 50 percent year-on-year according to a report from continuous intelligence specialist Sumo Logic.

As customers adopt multi-cloud, Kubernetes adoption has significantly risen too with enterprises backing the container solution to drive their multi-cloud strategies. According to the study, 20 percent of customers in AWS-only environments use Kubernetes.”

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