Posted On: Sep 24, 2013

We are excited to announce that AWS CloudFormation now supports provisioning and managing of Read Replicas for Amazon RDS.

AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage collections of AWS resources. Amazon RDS Read Replicas make it easy to elastically scale out beyond the capacity constraints of a single DB Instance for read-heavy database workloads. With this launch, provisioning and managing of application architectures with RDS Read Replicas is easier.

Try provisioning RDS Read Replicas using this CloudFormation sample template. To learn more about CloudFormation, visit the CloudFormation detail page, documentation or watch this introductory video. We also have a large collection of sample templates that makes it easy to get started with CloudFormation within minutes.