Posted On: Oct 1, 2015

AWS CloudFormation has added support for five additional AWS services and support for additional features of existing CloudFormation supported services.

You can now provision the following AWS services using CloudFormation:

  • AWS CodeDeploy: You can now use CloudFormation to provision a CodeDeploy application. CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to any instance, including Amazon EC2 instances and instances running on-premises. Learn more here
  • AWS Directory Service Simple AD: You can now provision AWS Directory Service Simple AD, a Microsoft Active Directory–compatible directory provided by AWS Directory Service that is powered by Samba 4. Learn more here
  • Amazon EC2 Spot fleet: You can now use CloudFormation to create a Spot fleet, which is a collection of Spot instances. An EC2 Spot fleet attempts to launch the number of Spot instances to meet the target capacity that you specified in the Spot fleet request. Learn more here
  • Amazon WorkSpaces: You can now use CloudFormation to provision an Amazon WorkSpaces WorkSpace, a cloud-based replacement for a traditional desktop. Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed desktop computing service in the cloud. Learn more here
  • Amazon RDS for Aurora: You can now provision an Amazon Aurora database cluster, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Learn more here

You can now use the following features for services already supported by CloudFormation:

  • You can now create a cluster of EC2 instances in a low-latency network. Learn more about this feature here
  • CloudFormation now lets you specify a stream as an event source for an AWS Lambda function. Learn more about event source mapping here
  • You can now add permission statements to a Lambda function's policy. Learn more here
  • CloudFormation now allows you to create subscription filters to define which log events are delivered to your Amazon Kinesis stream. Find out more here
  • You can now use CloudFormation-specific condition keys to specify when an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy takes effect. Learn more here

Read the release notes to learn more. Please visit our website for more information on AWS CloudFormation: