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Category: AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation Template Editors for Visual Studio and Eclipse

AWS CloudFormation gives you the power to launch an entire stack of AWS resources using a declarative template. The templates are JSON-formatted text files that define all of the necessary resources, their attributes, and the relationships between them. Today we are introducing a new CloudFormation editor to make it even easier for you to create […]

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AWS CloudFormation Supports Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront Dynamic Content

Today, AWS CloudFormation is adding support for Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront dynamic content. You can now describe related AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon CloudFront distributions using CloudFormation templates. These templates can fully encapsulate the resources needed to run your application on AWS and can be version controlled alongside […]

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AWS CloudFormation Can Now Create Virtual Private Clouds

AWS CloudFormation lets you  describe stacks of related AWS resources (EC2 instances, Elastic IP addresses, RDS DB Instances, and much more) using a template. The template can include runtime parameters, allowing you to customize each stack as you create it. CloudFormation automatically creates resources in dependency-based order; you simply tell it which resources you need […]

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The CloudFormation Circle of Life : Part 1

Today we have a blog post from Chris Whitaker of the AWS CloudFormation team. Chris brings word of an important new CloudFormation feature, the ability to evolve a running stack by incrementally adding or removing resource definitions from the template. — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation makes it easier for you to create, update, and manage your […]

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Powerful New Features for AWS CloudFormation

I’ve been making a point of telling my live audiences about AWS CloudFormation lately. Many large-scale AWS customers are starting to appreciate the fact that they can describe and instantiate entire application stacks using parameterized templates (see my original CloudFormation blog post for more info), allowing them to create a repeatable process around it. Today […]

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Live Streaming With Amazon CloudFront and Adobe Flash Media Server

You can now stream live audio or video through AWS using the Adobe Flash Media Server using a cost-effective pay-as-you-go model that makes uses of Amazon EC2, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Route 53, all configured and launched via a single CloudFormation template. We’ve used AWS CloudFormation to make the signup and setup process as simple […]

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AWS Management Console Bookmarking

We’ve added a new bookmarking feature to the AWS Management Console. You can now construct a URL that will open the console with a specific AMI (Amazon Machine Image) or CloudFormation Template selected and ready to launch. EC2 AMI LaunchThe URL to open up the console with a particular AMI selected looks like this: https://console.aws.amazon.com […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Orchestrating the Cloud

Amazon’s cloud computing platform makes it easy to provision infrastructure resources quickly. Spinning up a single server is straightforward, but larger deployments of multiple tier applications often require a little co-ordination. Join me for the next of our monthly technical seminars in which we’ll cover the various techniques and tools for orchestrating cloud deployments: 10am, […]

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