Infrastructure configuration management tools are one of the technical pillars of DevOps. They enable infrastructure-as-code, the ability to automate your infrastructure provisioning.
They also have a side-benefit as their successful adoption requires operations-related skills but also developers’ skills and, as such, can help to bring closer both teams.
How do these tools work? What real users have to say about these tools? Which one should you use in your context and scenarios? Are there alternative approaches to configuration management? With this eMag, InfoQ aims to shed light on these common questions.