PICNIC-Podcast by Ipswitch

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Infrastructure as Code

December 19, 2017


In Today’s PICNIC episode, we welcome our friend and frequent guest Adam Bertam, Chief Automator at Adam the Automator LLC.

Adam Bertram is an automation engineer, blogger, independent consultant, freelance writer, author, trainer, and presenter. Adam focuses on DevOps, system management, and automation technologies as well as various cloud platforms. He is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a passionate learner and efficiency nerd that enjoys teaching others a better way to leverage automation. You can find Adam at his adamtheautomator.com blog, LinkedIn or on Twitter at @adbertram.

Adam Bertram is also a PowerShell guru and Microsoft MVP. When it comes to PowerShell and using it’s powers to automate tasks in IT, Adam is an encyclopedia on the subject.

The idea of today’s episode is to cover questions such as:

  • What exactly do we mean when we say Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? How does this tie into Infrastructure as a Service?
  • So the big problem that Infrastructure as Code solves for has everything to do with scaling and automation is the means to an end when it comes to this concept of IaC?
  • Would you say that IaC gave birth to the idea of DevOps? I mean you’re essentially developing and infrastructure to scale, so it brings a coding dynamic to the IT field.
  • Why would you use PowerShell as opposed to more popular languages used in IaC, such as Ansible or Ruby on Rails?