Why do every single step yourself, when it can be replicated faster, more qualitatively and infinitely in the form of code?
If the infrastructure such as servers, operating systems, databases, cloud or Kafka is built as code, the same systems are always built identically - at the push of a button so to speak.
You save costs and the resources can be used in those areas where you as a company differentiate yourself from the competition.
By combining Infrastructure as Code and Continuous Compliance, you can also ensure governance. This is particularly worthwhile when building a hybrid or public cloud. Adaptations to the same systems can be applied within minutes without additional effort. This allows you to eliminate zero-day security vulnerabilities efficiently and in the shortest possible time - minutes instead of hours or days.