Release: AWS CloudFormation on 2012-11-15

Release Notes>AWS CloudFormation>Release: AWS CloudFormation on 2012 11 15
This release of AWS CloudFormation introduces the ability create and use custom resources.


Release Date: November 16, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
Latest Version: 2010-05-15
Created On: November 16, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
Last Updated: November 16, 2012 2:05 AM GMT

New Features

Feature Description
Support for custom resources

Custom resources are special AWS CloudFormation resources that provide a way for a template developer to include resources in an AWS CloudFormation stack that are provided by a source other than Amazon Web Services. The custom resource provider can be either a template developer or a separate third-party resource provider.

Information about custom resources is provided in the following topics:

Support for provisined IOPS for Amazon RDS instances

AWS CloudFormation now supports specifying provisioned I/O operations per second (IOPS) for Amazon RDS instances. You can set this value from 1000–10,000 in 1000 IOPS increments by using the new Iops property in AWS::RDS::DBInstance.

For more information about specifying IOPS for RDS instances, see Provisioned IOPS in the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide.

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