Published : Apr 26, 2023
Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
More and more teams are using the Kubernetes Operators pattern to manage their Kubernetes clusters. We used to recommend Crossplane for this, and now we have an alternative tool, Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes. This tool integrates Terraform Cloud and Kubernetes by extending the Kubernetes control plane to enable lifecycle management of cloud and on-premise infrastructures through Kubernetes manifests. Our team uses it to provision resources from Kubernetes namespaces and RoleBindings to cloud database instances and other SaaS resources. We quite like it because it leverages the Terraform module, which is a more familiar abstraction layer for us to operate cloud resources.