The central principle of cloud engineering is adopting software engineering practices. Refactoring is a technique for making changes to code that improve maintainability, enhance performance, scalability, and security without changing its external behavior. In devops, refactoring often occurs with modern applications; however, we can apply those same techniques to cloud infrastructure with infrastructure as code.
Guest Article: Ringo De Smet, Founder of Cumundi, standardizes on Pulumi for writing infrastructure as reusable code libraries for his customers. Pulumi enables him to rapidly iterate through the build-test-release cycle of these building blocks.
Cumundi helps companies adopt cloud infrastructure in a more integral way. It has found that 75% of companies’ needs are covered by ‘vanilla’ infrastructure patterns. However, due to a shortage of people and time, there has been limited investment to take full advantage of cloud-native configurations - which can lead to inefficiency, poor performance, and higher costs.