Posted On: Nov 3, 2016
You can now choose AWS CloudFormation as a deployment action in your release workflows built using AWS CodePipeline. This allows you to build, test, and deploy AWS infrastructure changes modeled as CloudFormation templates. CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion.
CodePipeline lets you select CloudFormation as a deployment action in any stage of your pipeline. You can then choose the specific action you would like CloudFormation to perform, such as creating or deleting stacks and creating or executing change sets. A stack is a CloudFormation concept and represents a group of related AWS resources. This feature is useful for customers who would like to manage the lifecycle of their infrastructure environments using continuous delivery. You can also incorporate this feature into your software release process by building in steps for deploying and terminating testing and pre-production environments for your application updates.
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