Azure Resource Manager vs Google Cloud Deployment Manager

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Google Cloud Deployment Manager vs Azure Resource Manager: What are the differences?

What is Google Cloud Deployment Manager? Create and manage cloud resources with simple templates. Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml.

What is Azure Resource Manager? * A management framework that allows administrators to deploy, manage and monitor Azure resources*. It also allows administrators to apply access controls to all services in a resource group with role-based access control (RBAC), which is integrated into ARM.

Google Cloud Deployment Manager and Azure Resource Manager belong to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack.

Azure Resource Manager is an open source tool with 63 GitHub stars and 46 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Azure Resource Manager's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Azure Resource Manager and Google Cloud Deployment Manager

I personally am not a huge fan of vendor lock in for multiple reasons:

  • I've seen cost saving moves to the cloud end up costing a fortune and trapping companies due to over utilization of cloud specific features.
  • I've seen S3 failures nearly take down half the internet.
  • I've seen companies get stuck in the cloud because they aren't built cloud agnostic.

I choose to use terraform for my cloud provisioning for these reasons:

  • It's cloud agnostic so I can use it no matter where I am.
  • It isn't difficult to use and uses a relatively easy to read language.
  • It tests infrastructure before running it, and enables me to see and keep changes up to date.
  • It runs from the same CLI I do most of my CM work from.
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Context: I wanted to create an end to end IoT data pipeline simulation in Google Cloud IoT Core and other GCP services. I never touched Terraform meaningfully until working on this project, and it's one of the best explorations in my development career. The documentation and syntax is incredibly human-readable and friendly. I'm used to building infrastructure through the google apis via Python , but I'm so glad past Sung did not make that decision. I was tempted to use Google Cloud Deployment Manager, but the templates were a bit convoluted by first impression. I'm glad past Sung did not make this decision either.

Solution: Leveraging Google Cloud Build Google Cloud Run Google Cloud Bigtable Google BigQuery Google Cloud Storage Google Compute Engine along with some other fun tools, I can deploy over 40 GCP resources using Terraform!

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Pros of Azure Resource Manager
Pros of Google Cloud Deployment Manager
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    Bicep - Simple Declarative Language
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    Infrastructure-as-Code
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    Over 1K samples the QuickStart repo
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    Deep integration with Azure services like Azure Policy
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    Day 1 resource support
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    RBAC and Policies in templates
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    Versioned deployment via Blueprints
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    Automates infrastructure deployments
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    Infrastracture as a code
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    Fast deploy and update
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    Easy to deploy for GCP

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Cons of Azure Resource Manager
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      Only using in GCP

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    What is Azure Resource Manager?

    It is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure subscription. You use management features, like access control, locks, and tags, to secure and organize your resources after deployment.

    What is Google Cloud Deployment Manager?

    Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml.

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    What are some alternatives to Azure Resource Manager and Google Cloud Deployment Manager?
    AWS CloudFormation
    You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
    Terraform
    With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
    PowerShell
    A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
    Chef
    Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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