AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment. CloudFormation allows you to use a simple text file to model and provision, in an automated and secure manner, all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts. This file serves as the single source of truth for your cloud environment.
AWS CloudFormation is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications.
Model it all
Automate and deploy
It's just code
How it works
When breaking up an application into microservices, how do you do it fast and reliably? See how TechnologyOne did it in just a single day using AWS CloudFormation and Application Load Balancers!
Adam from Cloudreach explains how Sceptre uses AWS CloudFormation to allow customers to create and manage their application environments.
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FileMaker describes how they built a solution for SMB customers that automatically scales FileMaker to handle surge events. The solution leverages the AWS Marketplace, where FileMaker lists its software, in addition to AWS CloudFormation to deploy and resize FileMaker environments on AWS.
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“We use AWS CloudFormation for one-click network creation. It’s a very easy tool,” says Wise. Nextdoor also uses the Puppet automation tool for defining and building servers in AWS, and the RightScale cloud management solution for configuring and monitoring machines in the AWS cloud.
All of the company’s networks are designed, built, and maintained through AWS CloudFormation templates. “This gives us the luxury of version-controlling our network, and it allows for seamless, exact network duplication for on-demand development and staging environments,” says Witoff.
Expedia uses AWS CloudFormation with Chef to deploy its entire front and backend stack into its AWS environment.
“We are very happy with AWS CloudFormation, because it means we are able to use ‘one-click’ deployment of our whole infrastructure.”
Blog posts & articles
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