Tag cloudformation

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...

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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 t...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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. Simp...

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