AWS Cloud Control API

Manage cloud infrastructure with a consistent set of APIs

AWS Cloud Control APIs give developers the ability to use a set of standardized CRUDL APIs to manage services in an intuitive and descriptive way.

AWS Cloud Control API gives developers standardized APIs that work with AWS and third-party cloud resources listed in the AWS CloudFormation Public Registry.

AWS Cloud Control API provides partners with the ability to programmatically expose new AWS features and services, typically on the day they launch.

How it works

AWS Cloud Control API is a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) that make it easy for developers and partners to manage the lifecycle of AWS and third-party services. Cloud Control API provides five operations for developers to create, read, update, delete, and list (CRUDL) their cloud infrastructure.

Use cases

Create, read, update, delete, and list AWS and third-party resources

AWS Cloud Control API makes it easy for developers to consistently manage hundreds of AWS resources as well as third-party resources using standardized APIs. As an example, you can use Cloud Control API to create any supported cloud resource using a common CreateResource API.

Expose new AWS resources to customers automatically

AWS Cloud Control API remains up-to-date with the latest AWS resources, enabling Amazon partners to integrate their own solutions with Cloud Control API just once, and then automatically access the new AWS services and features without assuming additional integration work.

Provision resources with third-party infrastructure tools

Cloud Control API provides developers with the ability to provision AWS resources with partner infrastructure tools such as HashiCorp Terraform and Pulumi.



HashiCorp provides cloud infrastructure automation software that enables organizations to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application.

“AWS Cloud Control API makes it easier for our teams to build solutions to integrate with new and existing AWS services. HashiCorp’s foundational technologies solve the core challenges around infrastructure so that teams can focus on business-critical tasks. Integrating HashiCorp Terraform with AWS Cloud Control API means developers are able to use new AWS features and services as soon as they are available in Cloud Control API, typically on the day of launch.”

James Bayer, EVP Product - HashiCorp

“Pulumi’s new AWS Native Provider, powered by the AWS Cloud Control API, gives Pulumi’s users faster access to the latest AWS innovations, typically the day they launch, without any need for us to manually implement support. The full surface area of AWS resources provided by AWS Cloud Control API can now be automated from familiar languages like Python, TypeScript, .NET, and Go, with standard IDEs, package managers, and test frameworks, with high fidelity and great quality. Using this new provider, developers and infrastructure teams can develop and ship modern AWS applications and infrastructure faster and with more confidence than ever before.”

Joe Duffy, CEO - Pulumi

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Ansible Automation Platform makes it easier to provision and configure cloud infrastructure, streamlining and operationalizing activities across clouds and cloud-native services.

“Ansible cloud automation provides a common framework using Certified Ansible Content designed to support process automation for operationalizing cloud infrastructure and services. The AWS Cloud Control API helps produce an improved cloud automation experience supporting AWS infrastructure consisting of hundreds of services and features. It allows Ansible to quickly develop content for the automation of new AWS services and the implementation of new features. The uniform access that AWS Cloud Control API provides contributes to a faster and more efficient, and flexible foundation on which to build and deploy automation that helps businesses accelerate, orchestrate, and innovate on AWS.”

Tom Anderson, VP Ansible Business Unit - Red Hat

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