Henri Binsztok is chief innovation officer at Wallix and co-creator of the Awless open source project.
When the cloud was just about virtual machines, tools like Chef or Puppet helped us easily prepare our VMs.

The only thing that mattered was to provision instances that contained all of the code and data required.

But now that Amazon Web Services has ballooned to more than 90 services, interacting with the AWS API becomes the major part of the work.How should we manage AWS infrastructure, and what interfaces should we use? Most beginners start with AWS Console, the default GUI, while seasoned sysadmins generally prefer a command-line interface (CLI). Problem is, the AWS CLI is not user friendly.

Because it integrates the entire AWS API, it exposes an enormous surface area in terms of commands, flags, and options.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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