Posted On: Feb 10, 2017

Starting today you can provision AWS Step Functions resources using AWS CloudFormation. AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management on AWS. You can create templates for the service or application architectures you want, and have AWS CloudFormation use those templates for quick and reliable provisioning of the services or applications.

AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.

You can now use CloudFormation templates to create and delete Step Functions state machines and Activities. You can also insert AWS Lambda functions and Activity ARNs into your state machines as part of your CloudFormation template.

AWS Step Functions is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions.

Please visit our website for more information on AWS CloudFormation and AWS Step Functions:
• Product page for AWS CloudFormation and AWS Step Functions
• Documentation for CloudFormation and for Step Functions
• A full list of AWS Resources supported by CloudFormation