To make best use of the flexibility offered by the cloud, one of the cloud paradigms is to use automation throughout. Tools such as Packer, Terraform and Ansible can help in this respect. After an in-depth introduction to the Terraform/Ansible combination a demo will show how these work in real life. At the end of the session attendees should have a good understanding of Terraform, Ansible, and how to make use of them to create cloud environments. But even if you don’t have a cloud project right now, attending this session can help you improve the way you deploy the Oracle database and other software components locally in your own data centre.