AWS to Azure resource translation table

January 17, 2021 – Samuli Seppänen

We use Terraform for managing our Cloud infrastructure. Our customers typically use AWS and that's what we're most familiar with. Each public Cloud has its own terminology, so this page is a translation table between Terraform resource names in the AWS and Azure providers:

AWSAzure
aws_instanceazurerm_linux_virtual_machine
aws_network_interfaceazurerm_network_interface
aws_security_groupazurerm_network_security_group
aws_security_group_ruleazurerm_network_security_rule
aws_vpcazurerm_virtual_network
aws_subnetazurerm_subnet
<inapplicable>azurerm_resource_group
aws_s3_bucketazurerm_storage_account
regionlocation
Mapping of Terraform AWS resource names to Azure resource names

Some of the details differ, but for the most part these are a close match.

If you have lots of experience building infrastructure in AWS it should not take you more than a couple of hours to learn the basics of Azure command-line and to use Terraform to setup a network with a few virtual machines in Azure.

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