Michael Lihs

ThoughtWorks Germany


Michael is an infrastructure consultant with ThoughtWorks. In his day-to-day work he helps clients with bringing their systems into the cloud. His focus is on automating cloud infrastructure provisioning and building CI/CD pipelines.

Twitter: @kaktusmimi


Getting started with CI/CD pipelines for cloud infrastructure

Infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform or Pulumi allow developers to describe their (cloud) infrastructure in code. Software development teams use them nowadays to manage their cloud resources. Still we see many users running those tools outside of a CI/CD pipeline, which causes lots of headache if things go wrong. This talk focuses on some considerations that one should make when running infrastructure code inside a pipeline. It will provide a checklist to make sure that your infrastructure code is ready to be automatically deployed. The target group are software developers who already use infrastructure-as-code tools and now want to take the next step towards automation.