AWS DevOps Blog

A Few New CloudFormation Features for the New Year

Earlier this afternoon CloudFormation launched a few new features that you might be interested in: More Parameters and Outputs – CloudFormation now supports up to 60 parameters and 60 ouputs per stack.  New Auto Scaling Featuers – Support for the new Auto Scaling features that were launched today, including EBS PIOPS in your Launch Configurations. Expanded SQS […]

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Resource Condition Support in the AWS CloudFormation Editor for Visual Studio

CloudFormation recently added support for conditional resource creation and my colleague Norm Johanson updated the CloudFormation template editor in the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio to support this new feature. Here’s a screenshot of conditionals in the editor: Norm wrote a nice post about it over on the .NET Development blog. Check it out at http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/net/post/TxLCYWVVGA2IY1/Resource-Condition-Support-in-the-AWS-CloudFormation-Editor

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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports OpsWorks

We’re pleased to announce support for AWS OpsWorks in the AWS Console mobile app, available on Amazon Appstore, Google Play, and iTunes. The mobile app lets you view the configuration and health of your resources on the go so you can better understand and respond to incidents that may impact your application when you can’t […]

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Building AWS CloudFormation Templates Using CloudFormer

In this week’s post Chris Whitaker, AWS Senior Manager of Software Development, will discuss best practices for building CloudFormation templates with the CloudFormer tool. AWS CloudFormation enables you to create and manage AWS infrastructure deployments in a predictable and repeatable way using templates. Once you have a template, you can use it to deploy any […]

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Sessions Now Available

Talks from AWS re:Invent 2013 started to become available over the past week through YouTube and SlideShare. If you were at re:Invent this year, you may have seen the CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk and OpsWorks sessions. If you missed this year’s re:Invent, or if you just want to check the sessions out again, the talks are […]

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Resource-based permissions for OpsWorks

We are pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports resource-level permissions. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that lets you provision resources, deploy and update software, automate common operational tasks, and monitor the state of your environment. You can optionally use the popular Chef automation platform to extend OpsWorks using your own custom […]

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Creating Deployable App Archives for Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a simple, scalable place to host your Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, Java, Node.js, or .NET applications in the AWS cloud. But how do you get your application code to Elastic Beanstalk? In addition to simplicity and scalability, Elastic Beanstalk provides several flexible mechanisms to upload your code, including git, Eclipse, Visual […]

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Authenticated File Downloads with CloudFormation

In this guest post, AWS Solution Architect Grace Mollison (@grapesfrog) discusses options for authenticated file downloads when using CloudFormation. Note: This post assumes familiarity with cfn-init and CloudFormation Metadata to bootstrap the EC2 instances in your CloudFormation stack. To learn more, see Automate LAMP Installation Using CloudFormation, Bootstrapping AWS CloudFormation Windows Stacks, or the cfn-init documentation […]

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AWS OpsWorks introduces support for Java applications

We are pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks has added support for Apache Tomcat to make it easy for you to deploy and run Java applications. You can deploy one or more Java applications on the same server and customize the Java layer to change configurations such as the JVM heap size, use a different […]

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