This is the story of a company that had 10s of customers and were facing severe scaling issues. They approached us. They had a good product predicting a few hundred customers within 6 months. VCs went to them. Infrastructure scaling was the only unknown; funding for software-defined data centers. We introduced Terraform for infrastructure creation, Chef for OS hardening, and then Packer for supporting AWS as well as VSphere. Then, after a few more weeks, when there was a need for faster response from the data center, we went into Serf to immediately trigger chef-clients and then to Consul for service monitoring.
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Finally, we did the same exact thing in at a Fortune 500 customer to replace 15 year-old scripts. We will also cover sleek ways of dealing with provisioning in different Availability Zones across various AWS regions with Terraform.