To address such challenges, BIP xTech developed a self-service portal containing reusable Terraform templates that implement the above-mentioned complex cloud architecture in Google Cloud standards. Such scripts provide a higher security level and help avoid misconfigurations thanks to additional tools like tfsec and checkov. This portal allowed our client to take advantage of all the benefits that come with the usage of Infrastructure as Code (IaC), such as configuration drift detection and disaster recovery, by keeping the scripts secure and their maintenance low. Moreover, the adoption of IaC technologies enabled the governance of the modification of all the cloud-related configurations and the point-in-time recovery capability, making it possible to revert to a working configuration in seconds by simply executing a Cloud Build pipeline.
Automation scripts follow the best practices Google Cloud suggests using in IaC scenarios, ensuring the whole architecture is always modern and up-to-date from a security perspective. This included implementing security measures such as encryption, network isolation, and access controls.