CloudFormation

New CloudFormation Template - Backing up DynamoDB the easy way

New CloudFormation Template - Backing up DynamoDB the easy way

DynamoDB is an easy-to-use NoSQL database available only on AWS. It comes with many useful features such: Time-to-live for items Secondary indexes Scalable read and write throughput Streams that contain all changes of a table Unfortunately, there is n...

CloudFormation vs. Terraform

CloudFormation vs. Terraform

The most reliable way to automate creating, updating and deleting your cloud resources is to describe the target state of your infrastructure and use a tool to apply it to the current state of your infrastructure (see Understanding Infrastructure as Cod...

Maintaining an Open Source library of production-ready CloudFormation templates

CloudFormation is the standard to provision AWS resources. But developing a template is a lot of work. Let’s speed up development and maintenance by working together on high-quality templates: reviewed by experts secure highly available scalable easy to deploy and update built-in monitoring, logging, and visibility documented automatically tested As a maintainer of Free Templates for AWS CloudFormation, I recently reflected on the project. I came up with the following questions to see how things are go...

New CloudFormation Template - Operational Alerts and new Docs

New CloudFormation Template - Operational Alerts and new Docs

Today, we release v3.1.x of our Free Templates for AWS CloudFormation. The highlights of the release are: You can now receive alerts if the infrastructure is not working with the oprations/alert.yaml template. Existing templates now have a ParentAlertS...

Painlessly create or update a CloudFormation stack in an idempotent way

Painlessly create or update a CloudFormation stack in an idempotent way

When integrating CloudFormation into your CI/CD pipeline you are faced with the challenge of creating a CloudFormation stack on the first run of the pipeline, while you need to update the stack for all following pipeline runs. If you use the AWS CLI thi...

New CloudFormation Templates - ECS Cluster & Service, legacy VPC wrapper, automated tests

New CloudFormation Templates - ECS Cluster & Service, legacy VPC wrapper, automated tests

We released v3 of our free and open source CloudFormation templates. This release brings: new templates for containerized workload with ECS new templates to wrap an existing VPC into the format that is needed by all our templates test suite that we run...

AWS Velocity Series: CI/CD Pipeline as Code

AWS Velocity Series: CI/CD Pipeline as Code

The Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment pipeline is a major section of your software assembly line. It starts with the code repository and ends with the deployment into your production environment. CI/CD includes many steps that all depend on...

Delivery Pipeline as Code: AWS CloudFormation and AWS CodePipeline

Delivery Pipeline as Code: AWS CloudFormation and AWS CodePipeline

The assembly line is the heart of any factory. Workers and supervisors are giving their best to ensure a steady flow of raw materials to the end products. The delivery pipeline is an important part of DevOps and the equivalent to the assembly line. A de...

AWS Advent has started: Deploy your AWS Infrastructure Continuously

AWS Advent has started: Deploy your AWS Infrastructure Continuously

AWS Advent is a yearly exploration of AWS in 24 parts contributed by volunteers from the AWS community. Follow @AWSAdvent and get inspired on a daily basis. I open this year’s AWS Advent with a post on Deploy your AWS Infrastructure Continuously Conti...

A pattern for Continuously Deployed, Immutable and Stateful applications on AWS

A pattern for Continuously Deployed, Immutable and Stateful applications on AWS

If you are faced with the challenge of running a stateful application on AWS, you will recognize that many building blocks no longer work as before. Usually I preach my clients stateless systems. Stateless means that that state is managed by another sy...


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