Controlling Cloud Costs with Terraform
May 14, 2020
Shadow IT and orphaned cloud infrastructure are two of the biggest cost centers for IT organizations. Learn how to put automated controls and cost estimates in place to eliminate wasteful expenditures.
- Meghan LieseDirector of Product Marketing, HashiCorp
- Kyle RuddyTechnical Product Marketing for Terraform, HashiCorp
Many organizations adopting cloud find that 20 - 40% of their cloud spend is on over-provisioned, unused, and orphaned infrastructure. This is the result of an infinite volume of on-demand resources, provisioned frequently by many end-users, and across multi-cloud environments.
Terraform provides cloud infrastructure automation with infrastructure as code for provisioning, compliance, and management of any cloud infrastructure. This allows organizations to codify their desired use of infrastructure in the form of modules and then enforce best practices for how that infrastructure is provisioned and de-provisioned through the use of policies. This systematic approach along with central tracking and auditability provides a systematic approach for how organizations can reduce their cloud spend when they first adopt cloud and at any scale thereafter.
What You'll Learn
In this webinar, you'll learn more about Terraform, cloud infrastructure automation, and approaches to managing spend with modules, Sentinel policies, automated policy enforcement, and cost estimation. The session will include an overview of Terraform for this use case, a live demo, and answer any live questions from the audience.
0:00 — The challenges of modern cloud operations and runaway costs
5:09 — The 3 patterns of infrastructure provisioning guardrails
9:36 — How Terraform embeds infrastructure best practices
15:15 — Cost control capabilities of HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise
29:00 — Q&A