With the rise of DevOps and SRE approaches, infrastructure management becomes codified, automatable, and software development best practices gain their place around infrastructure management too. On one hand, the daily tasks of classical operations people changed and are more similar to traditional software development. On the other hand, software engineers are more likely to control their whole DevOps lifecycle, including deployments and delivery.
GitLab offers various features to speed up and simplify your infrastructure management practices.
Infrastructure as Code
GitLab has deep integrations with Terraform to run Infrastructure as Code pipelines and support various processes. Terraform is considered the standard in cloud infrastructure provisioning. The various GitLab integrations help you:
- Get started quickly without any setup.
- Collaborate around infrastructure changes in merge requests the same as you might with code changes.
- Scale using a module registry.
For more information, see how GitLab can help you run Infrastructure as Code.
Integrated Kubernetes management
The GitLab integration with Kubernetes helps you to install, configure, manage, deploy, and troubleshoot cluster applications. With the GitLab agent, you can connect clusters behind a firewall, have real-time access to API endpoints, perform pull-based or push-based deployments for production and non-production environments, and much more.
For more information, see the GitLab agent.
Runbooks in GitLab
Runbooks are a collection of documented procedures that explain how to carry out a task, such as starting, stopping, debugging, or troubleshooting a system.
Read more about how executable runbooks work in GitLab.