As customers increase their deployed applications in Azure, we are seeing a growing interest in DevOps tooling on Azure. We also see customers looking to deploy applications across multiple environments, including hybrid and multi-cloud deployments while using the same tooling and enabling the same DevOps experiences. In order to meet these growing needs, I am excited to announce that we are greatly increasing our investment in Terraform, partnering closely with HashiCorp, a well-known voice in the DevOps and cloud infrastructure management space.
Our partnership with HashiCorp goes back to early 2016, where we jointly announced plans to bring full support for Azure Resource Manager across many tools in HashiCorp’s portfolio including Packer and Terraform. Since then, our customers have found significant value in the HashiCorp support on Azure.
Today, we’re extending our partnership and will offer an increasing number of services directly supported by Terraform, including Azure Container Instances, Azure Container Service, Managed Disks, Virtual Machine Scale Sets and others. We want to give additional flexibility to express infrastructure-as-code and to enable many more native Microsoft Azure services to be easily deployed directly through Terraform. Learn more about the Azure provider for Terraform.
I am really excited about our partnership with HashiCorp. They are well-positioned to support the complexity and diversity of this space. They also have a rich portfolio of products that can help our customers adopt DevOps principles to automate management of their infrastructure on Azure and across multiple environments.
If you’re looking to get started, give Terraform in Azure a try today! Stay tuned for additional updates as we work together in the open source project to deliver this increased support.
See ya around,