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Easy-going AWS CloudFormation: cfn-modules

Easy-going AWS CloudFormation: cfn-modules

Today, we release a new open source project to make your CloudFormation live easier. We promise easy-going CloudFormation with cfn-modules. Our modules provide common building blocks to automate your infrastructure with plain CloudFormation templates. ...

Configure your CloudFormation managed infrastructure with Parameter Store and CodePipeline

Configure your CloudFormation managed infrastructure with Parameter Store and CodePipeline

Getting started with CI/CD to manage your AWS infrastructure is hard: You have to familiarize yourself with the available technologies. You have to create a Proof of Concept to show your team how it works. You have to convince your team to stop using t...

New CloudFormation Templates - Store your state

New CloudFormation Templates - Store your state

We help numerous clients to automate AWS with the help of CloudFormation. As you can imagine, we can reuse CloudFormation templates across clients. The template library comes with several advantages: Higher quality: we continuously improve the template...

Engaging your users with AWS Step Functions

Engaging your users with AWS Step Functions

Imagine a new user signs up for your service. You send an automated welcome message to your new user explaining how the service works. But what if your user struggles with the first steps? You want to send a second email with additional information. To ...

The Cloud Switch: IoT Button, Lambda, and CloudFormation

The Cloud Switch: IoT Button, Lambda, and CloudFormation

Last one out turns off the light. What works for boring light bulbs can be adopted to your cloud infrastructure as well. Are you using a development and testing environment that is only used during working hours? Why not turning off the cloud infrastruc...

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...


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