Posted On: Jul 8, 2021

Today, AWS announces a new feature of Application Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, which customers can use to manage and provision their AWS CloudFormation templates and stacks without leaving the Application Manager console. With Application Manager, customers can discover and manage applications across multiple AWS services like AWS Launch Wizard, AWS Service Catalog App Registry, AWS Resource Groups, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). This new feature provides customers with a ready-to-use solution to manage the lifecycle of CloudFormation templates and stacks without having to set up Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or version control systems for template management.

Now customers can author, store, version, validate, share, and provision their CloudFormation templates and manage their CloudFormation stacks within Application Manager. Using the new template library, customers can distribute the CloudFormation templates for applications across their teams or use best practice templates from AWS Quick Starts and AWS Solutions Implementations. Customers can provision templates into new or existing CloudFormation stacks, and track which versions of their templates are currently used by which stacks.

This new feature is available in all AWS Regions where Systems Manager is offered excluding AWS China and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. For more information about managing CloudFormation templates and provisioning CloudFormation stacks in Application Manager, see our documentation. To learn more about Systems Manager, visit our product page.