AWS CloudFormation enables you to create and provision AWS infrastructure deployments predictably and repeatedly. It helps you leverage AWS products such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon SNS, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling to build highly reliable, highly scalable, cost-effective applications in the cloud without worrying about creating and configuring the underlying AWS infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation enables you to use a template file to create and delete a collection of resources together as a single unit (a stack).

User Guide
Provides a conceptual overview of AWS CloudFormation and includes instructions on using the various features with the command line interface.
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AWS CloudFormation in the AWS CLI Reference
Describes the AWS CloudFormation commands that are available in the AWS Command Line Interface.


API Reference
Describes all the API operations for AWS CloudFormation in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.