Write, Plan, and Create Infrastructure as Code!
Valery Jacot, Public Cloud Service Manager at The Swatch Group Services Ltd and Benjamin Stauffacher, System Engineer at Adfinis SyGroup AG will talk about Terraform. First Benjamin will talk about Terraform and how Azure and Terraform play together. Then Valéry will talk about the concepts and practices of CI/CD in Infrastructure as a Code.
Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.
Valéry is Public Cloud Service Manager at Swatch Services, his role is to define the strategy and the governance on how they will propose Public Cloud to the Swatch Group.
With a strong experience in Java Development as Developer and Architect, he did move to infrastructure by taking the leadership of a team responsible to build and operate a translation platform for Autodesk (platform managing all the translation lifecycle for all products and all documentation in more than 15 languages). Early adopter of DevOPS practices and container’s technologies for this platform, he has next been moving to Cloud Architecture to help Autodesk to build and deploy a large scale CI/CD platform based on AWS.
His new challenge at Swatch Group is to build the concept, the governance and the tools which are needed to help the Group to benefit of the advantages of Public Clouds for specific types of projects which needs agility and scalability. Onboarding also people to adopt cloud concepts and best practices.
About Benjamin Stauffacher:
As Linux System Engineer at Adfinis SyGroup, Benjamin is mostly engaged with Open Source technologies running on Linux. We work in both traditional Linux environments and cloud-based workloads as well. Depending on the project we deploy workloads to the cloud using Terraform in conjunction with Azure. Living in both worlds we approach and adopt new technologies where needed and help others to find their way around all variants of DevOps topics, adopting best practices and using fitting software where needed.