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Cloud Orchestration with Terraform (Development)

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Course description

This course introduces you to provisioning with Terraform in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment. It covers the basics of Terraform, introduces you to Terraform configurations, providers, and backends, and has many hands-on labs enabling you to interactively use Terraform in a real IaaS environment.


This course will enable you to

  • understand fundamental concepts that are important in a Terraform context, such as configurations, variables, providers, and backends.
  • use Terraform to interact with an OpenStack IaaS environment, and create, modify, and delete resources in a reproducible, configuration-driven fashion.
  • use OpenStack Swift as a shared-state repository for Terraform (using a Terraform backend), and work on Terraform configurations collaboratively in a group.

Course Staff

Florian Haas

Florian Haas

Drawing from a decade of experience in open source technology, Florian is among the most renowned open-source cloud experts in the world. He has worked with customers of all sizes and markets, and is a frequent conference speaker.

Namrata Sitlani

Namrata Sitlani

Namrata is a Junior Software Developer and Courseware Designer at Cleura Cloud. She has been actively contributing to OpenStack since 2016 and is a Core Reviewer of OpenStack Zun. She is an active speaker at OpenStack meetups and mentor for events which spread awareness and encourage students to contribute to OpenStack community.

Elena Lindqvist

Elena Lindqvist

Elena spent over a decade working with large Telecom operators, mainly based in the US and Asia, helping them to transition to virtualization and cloud. She contributed to supporting, testing and designing telco clouds based on open source platforms like OpenStack.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to download or install anything?

No, all course material will be delivered on demand to your device via a web browser or edX app. Labs will be conducted online as well.

What web browser should I use?

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