IDG Contributor Network: Architecture as code: The key to cloud success

Enterprises are plagued by fire drills. Experts in enterprise architecture, operations, and on application teams are dragged into unexpected issues, and spend precious hours, days, and even weeks debugging what are ultimately low-value problems. The most common of these issues is applications that work in test, but are mysteriously not working in production. The conversation usually goes something like this:

App Dev: Are you sure the environments are configured the same?

Ops: Yup!

App Dev: Are you sure?

Ops: Shoot, I missed a checkbox while configuring the node, it works now!

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