Meghan Liese, Director of Product Marketing, HashiCorp; Kyle Ruddy, Technical 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.