Scalr vs Terraform

Last updated: September 10, 2019

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Scalr
The Scalr Cloud Management Platform packages all the cloud best practices in an extensible piece of software, giving your engineers the head start they need to finally focus on creating customer value, not on solving cloud problems. Deploying infrastructure across multiple and largely incompatible cloud platforms? Scalr is a single pane of glass for all your cloud resources. It lets you access them through a single, unified, user interface.
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Terraform
Write infrastructure as code using declarative configuration files. HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) allows for concise descriptions of resources using blocks, arguments, and expressions.
Scalr vs Terraform in our news:

2019. HashiCorp expands Terraform free version, adds paid tier for SMBs



HashiCorp has had a free tier for its Terraform product in the past, but it was basically for a single user. Today, the company announced it was expanding that free tier to allow up to five users, while also increasing the range of functions that are available before you have to pay. In addition, the company announced a middle tier aimed at SMBs. The new pricing tier helped address some obvious gaps in the pricing catalog for a large sets of users who outgrew the free product yet weren’t ready for the enterprise version.


2014. Cloud management service Scalr brings new insights to developers, IT, and finance departments



A new version of cloud management tool Scalr adds new features for the developers, IT and finance departments of cloud-using companies. With Scalr 5.0, for example, IT pros can set up policies to prevent deployment of workloads to the wrong cloud resources. For developers, Scalr 5.0 now supports webhooks, so Scalr ships off notifications of important events to the customers’ external configuration management database (CMDB) or other audit systems. And for the finance types, Scalr collects metadata about all cloud resources — who launched this instance and when, what jobs is it performing. Scalr works with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and various OpenStack and other private clouds. Rivals in this arena include RightScale and Dell’s Enstratius.