Posted On: Feb 10, 2014

AWS CloudFormation now supports provisioning Amazon Redshift clusters and updating AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications. AWS CloudFormation is a service that simplifies provisioning and management of a wide range of AWS resources.

You can now model a Redshift cluster configuration in a CloudFormation template file and have CloudFormation launch the cluster with a few clicks or CLI commands. The template enables you to version control, replicate, or share your Redshift configuration. Here is a sample CloudFormation template that provisions a Redshift cluster.

Previously, you could provision an Elastic Beanstalk application as part of a CloudFormation stack, as shown in this sample template which provisions an Elastic Beanstalk application. Now as well as provisioning, you can also update an Elastic Beanstalk application by updating the associated CloudFormation template and the stack.

To learn more about AWS CloudFormation, please see our 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.