Map out your infrastructure in one file with Terraform’s declarative infrastructure management, and Terraform executes via API endpoints for all your cloud providers.
Massive amounts of resources that would normally take up a lot of screen space in your browser or hard-to-read code is succinctly declared in your .tf file. Terraform doesn’t require existing knowledge of a particular language. Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL) is human-readable and the most important actions are done with a handful of simple commands.
Terraform’s analysis of your configuration files will produce the same results every time you instruct Terraform to create your configuration file. In addition, instructing Terraform to apply the same configuration repeatedly will not result in extra resource creation as it tracks changes made over time.
"Since Terraform uses the same language and framework for a variety of cloud providers, the need for developers and managers with provider-specific management skills or certifications decreases. When this essential management can be streamlined through Terraform, it reduces complexity and the need for more specific cloud computing skills that can be difficult to learn as a developer, and hire for as a manager."
Learn the basics of how Terraform works, installing selected providers, and the basics of the Hashicorp Configuration Language.