Infrastructure as Code¶
Carbyne Stack Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is still in proof-of-concept stage. Reach out in case you encounter problems.
Carbyne Stack has adopted Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a core principle. IaC is the process of managing and provisioning infrastructure through code instead of manually deploying resources via kubectl, helm, etc. This allows for the infrastructure to be versioned, tested, and deployed in a repeatable manner.
Carbyne Stack uses Terraform by Hashicorp to provision infrastructure and deploy Carbyne Stack on top of it. Terraform has a large community and is widely used in the industry, with support for most major cloud providers through a large set of providers.
Cloud Development Kit for Terraform (CDKTF)¶
Terraform uses a custom syntax for their configuration language called HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). While this is great for simple use cases, it can become difficult to manage as the complexity of the infrastructure grows. To address this, Carbyne Stack uses CDKTF, which allows you to use a common programming language, in Carbyne Stack's case, Typescript, to define the infrastructure. This allows you to leverage the full power of a programming language to define your infrastructure, including the ability to use loops, conditionals, functions, and abstractions.
In CDKTF, stacks represent a collection of resources that are deployed together. Carbyne Stack uses a separate stack for each deployment target with each stack being responsible for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying Carbyne Stack on top of it.
As of today, the following deployment targets are supported:
In CDKTF, constructs are the building blocks of the Carbyne Stack infrastructure. Constructs are used to define resources, modules, and data sources. Carbyne Stack uses constructs to define the resources that make up the infrastructure, including the Kubernetes cluster, networking, and storage. Constructs are also used to define the Carbyne Stack Helm chart, which is used to deploy Carbyne Stack on top of the infrastructure.
Before you proceed, make sure you meet the following requirements: