Roberth Strand

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Azure PowerShell Cloud & Infrastructure Terraform Kubernetes Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) Cloud Native DevOps DevSecOps Platform Engineering Platform as a Service

Oslo, Norway

Creating flexible Terraform modules

A Terraform child module is great to gather code that will deploy a specific service based on your needs, for instance Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or virtual machines. At the bare minimum, AKS can be a deployment of one node pool but at the other end it might be several pools, identity management, choices about versioning, and much more. A virtual machine can have several data disks, be backup enabled, have anywhere from one to several network interfaces, and there is even a unique resource if it's a Windows machine or Linux. Things get complicated pretty quickly.

This talk is based on battle hardened modules, which helps you adhere to best practices and standards, while is flexible enough to break patterns when you need it. For this session we will not be looking at slides, but actual code. We will deep dive into some of the functions and expressions that Terraform has to offer, so there should be something for everyone in this talk.

Target audience is Terraform professionals or individuals with prior knowledge of Terraform. This is a presentation with no slides, everything is shown through actual code. Preferred session length is 30 minutes, 45 with questions.


Roberth Strand

Head of Platform Engineering, Crayon Group

Roberth is a self-proclaimed "cloud automator", and works primarily with Microsoft Azure infrastructure, DevOps and Cloud Native technology. While originally from above the arctic circle, he currently resides in the capital of Norway, where he works for Crayon Group. He currently holds the title Microsoft MVP in the Azure category, as well as HashiCorp Ambassador.

He is active in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, being part of the TAG App Delivery and co-chair of the Cooperative Delivery working group. Furthermore, he is the founder of the Norwegian PowerShell User Group and Azure Cloud Native User Group, and is an Open Source advocate.

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