CloudFormation

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...

AWS CloudFormation Update Evaluation - YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

In mid-September, AWS released a big update to CloudFormation. The update contained: YAML Support – You can now write your CloudFormation templates in YAML. Cross Stack References – You can now export values from one stack and use them in another. Simplified Substitution – You can more easily embed variables in strings. After one month of using the new features, I want to share my learnings with you. YAML SupportDuring the last 4 weeks I discovered three main advantages of using YAML over JSON to descr...

New CloudFormation Template - Authentication Proxy using your GitHub Organization and YAML

New CloudFormation Template - Authentication Proxy using your GitHub Organization and YAML

We released one new CloudFormation template and updated all of our templates to make use of the new YAML format, cross-stack references, and simplified substitution. It was never easier to use our templates: cross-stack references are used to link depen...

New CloudFormation Templates - VPC bastion host, Jenkins, Security AWS Config

New CloudFormation Templates - VPC bastion host, Jenkins, Security AWS Config

We released four new CloudFormation templates and updated the other templates to work together with the new SSH bastion host. Using our Infrastructure as Code templates will help you to bootstrap common setups on Amazon Web Services (AWS) within minutes...


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