Shahid Iqbal

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Kubernetes Docker Containers Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform dotNet dotnet core

London, England, United Kingdom

Provisioning your Cloud with .NET

IAC (Infrastructure as code) has become a mainstay for teams looking to automate their infrastructure deployments however is it actually code or just text?

Most cloud provider provisioning system or tools such as Terraform rely on a DSL (often expressed in JSON) to describe the infrastructure. Most of these approaches have had to shoehorn in some programming constructs (such as conditional logic and loops) into the languages to provide support for more complex scenarios.

This talk compares provisioning infrastructure using cloud provider approaches, Terraform and Pulumi using mostly Azure for demos

With a combination of slides and code we'll see how solutions like Pulumi are providing real code based approaches for provisioning infrastructure and compare this to alternatives from cloud providers.

After this talk attendees will have a better idea of the options available for provisioning infrastructure and why they may choose one approach over another.

Internet connection required for demo'ing cloud provisioning.


Shahid Iqbal

Independent Azure consultant, Microsoft MVP

Shahid is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP based in the UK and operating across the globe (before covid-19!).
With over a decade of experience in .NET he works with companies to help migrate their existing applications and processes to the Cloud and Azure in particular.
He is a passionate proponent of Cloud Native approaches and employing technologies such as Azure and Kubernetes to solve modern development problems.

Shahid is also frequent speaker at both international conferences and local meetups, runs workshops on Cloud Native technologies, and is a co-organizer of a .NET meetup in the UK (Milton Keynes .NET).

When he's not working he's likely to be talking about cars, photography or gadgets.

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