Posted On: Jan 8, 2021

Using AWS CloudFormation, you can now model and provision AWS DataSync resources, along with other resources within your AWS infrastructure, in a safe, predictable, and repeatable way. This enables you to standardize the creation of DataSync resources such as Tasks and Locations across deployments.

AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates moving data between on-premises storage systems and AWS Storage services, as well as between AWS Storage services. AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to model and provision AWS and third-party application resources in your cloud environment, and gives you a single source of truth for your deployments. Using CloudFormation with DataSync, you can now automate deployments required to migrate, archive, and replicate datasets containing petabytes of data and billions of objects

You can use CloudFormation with DataSync in 22 AWS Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West) Regions. To learn more about using AWS CloudFormation to provision DataSync resources, visit the launch blog as well as the documentation.