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Intro to Terraform and how it is related to test automation infrastructure

In this post, we will take a closer look at one of the most popular infrastructure-as-code software tools developed by HashiCorp, and if you follow my recent content, that name should start ringing a few bells. So, what is Terraform and why do we need it? Terraform allows you to define and describe your infrastructure in the form of code. To be more specific “HashiCorp declarative configuration language” (or HCL in short). With Terraform you can manage your resources and infrastructure modules like servers, VPCs, security groups, and much more, even if they are located on different providers such as AWS or Azure.  Generally speaking, cloud providers have their own infrastructure-as-code tools like CloudFormation or ARM. But, Terraform has very extensive support for different cloud providers and platforms allowing you to use a single tool for cross-cloud configurations. This makes it easier to manage your resources, easier to onboard and this is a scalable and in general, the “best prac