Mike Nelson

Information & Communications Technology

Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform Cloud & Infrastructure Citrix VMware Disaster Recovery Windows Server Hyper-V PowerShell apis Azure aws Datacenter DevOps & Automation WSL Linux Cloud Security Microsoft MVP Microsoft Technology Cloud Technology Women in Tech Microsoft Technologies Educational Technology Technological Innovation Information Technology Developer Technologies M365 Microsoft 365 Office 365 Infrastructure Infrastructure as Code Cloud Native Infrastructure Azure Apps and Infra Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Azure Infrastructure

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

Terraform and Pulumi - Comparisons, Differences, & Demo's

Terraform has been around a bit longer than Pulumi, and they come from very different backgrounds. These Infrastructure as Code (IaaC) tools provide a safe and repeatable build and configuration solution for not only IaaS, but for a whole lot more. We will take a look at both of them, do some comparisons between them, break out some differences and the possible impacts of those, & finally, show some side-by-side demos on how they are each configured to build environments. We will also discuss how both can be used together to provide a solution that raises the bar for everything IaaC.

Terraform & Pulumi are exceptionally great IaaC tools for creating & maintaining infrastructure. Let's take a look at both offerings & do a bit of comparisons, talk about some differences, and show them side-by-side, & together, providing robust solutions for IaaS and much more.


Mike Nelson

Principal Technologist, Solutions Architect, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert

Mike's career in information technology spans over three decades, involving a vast array of technologies and solutions. I am very passionate about cutting edge technology, solutions, and knowledge sharing. Mike has been awarded prestigious community contribution awards such as a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a Microsoft Azure Advisor, a Citrix Technology Advocate, and a VMware vExpert and VMware User Group Leader. He is an international speaker at technical conferences, corporations, and user groups.


VMware User Group Co-Leader, Microsoft and Women in Technology Mentor

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