Ansible and Terraform at Agari: An Automation Journey
Snowflakes and Early Automation Efforts
At Agari Data, as part of our mission to solve phishing we deal with data at scale. We’ve chosen AWS to help us move quickly, making sure our infrastructure is as agile as we are.
Unfortunately, in the beginning, we treated AWS instances much the same way as physical servers, each configuration was lovingly hand-crafted, packages were installed at the command line with artisanal care. We were in short, server-huggers.
That had to change. The only way we were going to truly leverage the strengths of a cloud infrastructure was to embrace the world of infrastructure-as-code and ephemeral servers that could be created and destroyed at will. Our first attempt at this involved an external contractor, Chef, berkshelf and many tears. The project was never entirely completed and left us in a worse state than pre-automation, particularly because there
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