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Tag: CloudFormation

Use AWS CloudFormation to Automate the Creation of an S3 Bucket with Cross-Region Replication Enabled

At the request of many of our customers, in this blog post, we will discuss how to use AWS CloudFormation to create an S3 bucket with cross-region replication enabled. We’ve included a CloudFormation template with this post that uses an AWS Lambda-backed custom resource to create source and destination buckets. What is S3 cross-region replication? […]

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Using AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB in an Automated Approach to Managing AWS CloudFormation Template Parameters and Mappings

AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to codify the creation and management of related AWS resources. The optional Mappings and Parameters sections of CloudFormation templates help you organize and parameterize your templates so you can quickly customize your stack. As organizations adopt Infrastructure as Code best practices, the number of mappings and parameters can […]

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From ELK Stack to EKK: Aggregating and Analyzing Apache Logs with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis, and Kibana

By Pubali Sen, Shankar Ramachandran Log aggregation is critical to your operational infrastructure. A reliable, secure, and scalable log aggregation solution makes all the difference during a crunch-time debugging session. In this post, we explore an alternative to the popular log aggregation solution, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana): the EKK stack (Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon […]

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Building End-to-End Continuous Delivery and Deployment Pipelines in AWS and TeamCity

By Balaji Iyer, Janisha Anand, and Frank Li Organizations that transform their applications to cloud-optimized architectures need a seamless, end-to-end continuous delivery and deployment workflow: from source code, to build, to deployment, to software delivery. Continuous delivery is a DevOps software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. The […]

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Building a Microsoft BackOffice Server Solution on AWS with AWS CloudFormation

Last month, AWS released the AWS Enterprise Accelerator: Microsoft Servers on the AWS Cloud along with a deployment guide and CloudFormation template. This blog post will explain how to deploy complex Windows workloads and how AWS CloudFormation solves the problems related to server dependencies. This AWS Enterprise Accelerator solution deploys the four most requested Microsoft […]

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Continue Rolling Back an Update for AWS CloudFormation stacks in the UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED state

AWS CloudFormation allows developers and systems administrators to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (called a stack) by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. In this blog post, we will describe a new feature in AWS CloudFormation that will allow continue rolling back an update in a self-service […]

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Optimize AWS CloudFormation Templates

The following post is by guest blogger Julien Lépine, Solutions Architect at AWS. He explains how to optimize templates so that AWS CloudFormation quickly deploys your environments. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Customers sometimes ask me if there’s a way to optimize large AWS CloudFormation templates, which can take several minutes to deploy a stack. Often stack creation is […]

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Speed Template Sharing with an AWS CloudFormation Designer URL

AWS CloudFormation Designer (Designer) is a graphic tool for creating, viewing, and modifying AWS CloudFormation templates. With Designer, you can construct templates by adding resources using a drag-and-drop interface, and then edit resource details by using the integrated JSON editor. A Designer URL is a web link that you can share with anyone that has […]

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AWS CloudFormation Security Best Practices

The following is a guest post by Hubert Cheung, Solutions Architect. AWS CloudFormation makes it easy for developers and systems administrators to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. Many of our customers use CloudFormation to control all of the resources in […]

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Construct Your Own Launch Stack URL

When you use AWS CloudFormation templates to deliver your solutions, your users can get up and running with just a few clicks or commands. Users can launch an AWS CloudFormation stack with one of your templates, and AWS CloudFormation automatically provisions the specified resources and bootstraps the software running on them. Although users have several […]

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