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Terraform is an open source provisioning tool that allows you to define and manage a wide variety of infrastructure (e.g., servers, load balancers, databases, network settings, and so on) as code across a wide variety of providers (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure). For example, here's some example Terraform code you can use to deploy an EC2 instance (a virtual server) running Ubuntu 18.04 into the us-east-2 region of AWS:

# Deploy to the us-east-2 region of AWS
provider "aws" {
region = "us-east-2"

# Deploy an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 18.04
resource "aws_instance" "example" {
ami = "ami-0c55b159cbfafe1f0"
instance_type = "t2.micro"

You can deploy this server by running terraform init and then terraform apply. Check out our Comprehensive Guide to Terraform for a thorough introduction to the language.

A large percentage of the infrastructure code in the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library is defined using Terraform. We even wrote the book on it!

Terraform Cloud and Terraform Enterprise

Terraform Cloud and Terraform Enterprise are HashiCorp’s commercial Terraform products. They include many additional features for Terraform, including plan and apply workflows with approvals, role-based access control for teams, policy as code using Sentinel, and more.

We're compatible with TFC/TFE

The Gruntwork module library and open source tools are compatible with Terraform Cloud and Terraform Enterprise. Learn how to configure your TFC/TFE integration.