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Category: AWS CloudFormation

New Quick Start – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful tool for system administrators. Introduced as part of Windows Management Framework 4.0, it helps to automate system setup and maintenance for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Linux environments. It can install or remove server roles and features, manage […]

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Rapidly Deploy SharePoint on AWS With New Deployment Guide and Templates

Building on top of our earlier work to bring Microsoft SharePoint to , I am happy to announce that we have published a comprehensive Quick Start Reference and a set of templates. As part of today’s launch, you get a reference deployment, architectural guidance, and a fully automated way to deploy a production-ready installation of […]

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Rapidly Deploy SAP HANA on AWS With New Deployment Guide and Templates

I have written about the SAP HANA database several times in the past year or two. Earlier this year we announced that it was certified for production deployment on AWS and that you can bring your existing SAP HANA licenses into the AWS cloud. Today we are simplifying and automating the process of getting HANA […]

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AWS CloudTrail Update – Seven New Services & Support From CloudCheckr

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Our customers use the log files generated CloudTrail in many different ways. Popular use cases include […]

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AWS CloudFormation Adds Support for Redshift and More

My colleague Chetan Dandekar has a lot of good news for AWS CloudFormation users! — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation now supports Amazon Redshift. We have recently enhanced our support for other AWS resources as well. What is CloudFormation?AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management of a wide range of AWS resources, from EC2 and VPC to DynamoDB. […]

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Federated Users and Temporary Security Credentials for AWS CloudFormation

My colleague Chetan Dandekar brings word of a powerful enhancement to AWS CloudFormation that will make it an even better fit for large-scale corporate deployments. — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of AWS resources. Today, we added support for the CloudFormation APIs to […]

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AWS CloudFormation – Additional VPC Support and New Templates

AWS CloudFormation lets you create and manage a collection of AWS resources (EC2 instances, Elastic IP addresses, RDS DB Instances, and much more), provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. CloudFormation lets you describe stacks of related resources using a template. The template can include runtime parameters, allowing you to customize each […]

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Parallel Stack Processing and Nested Stack Updates for AWS CloudFormation

My colleague Chetan Dandekar brings word of two powerful enhancements to AWS CloudFormation! — Jeff; AWS 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 by using custom or predefined templates. Today, we introduce two […]

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