New for AWS CloudFormation – Quickly Retry Stack Operations from the Point of Failure

One of the great advantages of cloud computing is that you have access to programmable infrastructure. This allows you to manage your infrastructure as code and apply the same practices of application code development to infrastructure provisioning. AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision Read more about New for AWS CloudFormation – Quickly Retry Stack Operations from the Point of Failure[…]

Introducing a Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation and the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) provide scalable and consistent provisioning of AWS resources (for example, compute infrastructure, monitoring tools, databases, and more). We’ve heard from many customers that they’d like to benefit from the same consistency and scalability when provisioning resources from AWS Partner Network (APN) members, third-party vendors, and open-source Read more about Introducing a Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation[…]

AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK

Cloud applications are built using multiple components, such as virtual servers, containers, serverless functions, storage buckets, and databases. Being able to provision and configure these resources in a safe, repeatable way is incredibly important to automate your processes and let you focus on the unique parts of your implementation. With the AWS Cloud Development Kit, Read more about AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK[…]

New: Use AWS CloudFormation StackSets for Multiple Accounts in an AWS Organization

Infrastructure-as-code is the process of managing and creating IT infrastructure through machine-readable text files, such as JSON or YAML definitions or using familiar programming languages, such as Java, Python, or TypeScript. AWS Customers typically uses AWS CloudFormation or the AWS Cloud Development Kit to automate the creation and management of their cloud infrastructure. CloudFormation StackSets Read more about New: Use AWS CloudFormation StackSets for Multiple Accounts in an AWS Organization[…]

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – Java and .NET are Now Generally Available

Today, we are happy to announce that Java and .NET support inside the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is now generally available. The AWS CDK is an open-source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources through AWS CloudFormation. AWS CDK also offers support for TypeScript and Python. With the AWS CDK, you Read more about AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – Java and .NET are Now Generally Available[…]

Announcing CloudTrail Insights: Identify and Respond to Unusual API Activity

Building software in the cloud makes it easy to instrument systems for logging from the very beginning. With tools like AWS CloudTrail, tracking every action taken on AWS accounts and services is straightforward, providing a way to find the event that caused a given change. But not all log entries are useful. When things are Read more about Announcing CloudTrail Insights: Identify and Respond to Unusual API Activity[…]

CloudFormation Update – CLI + Third-Party Resource Support + Registry

CloudFormation was launched in 2011 (AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe) and has become an indispensable tool for many AWS customers. They love the fact that they can define a template once and then use it to reliably provision their AWS resources. They also make frequent use of Change Sets, and Read more about CloudFormation Update – CLI + Third-Party Resource Support + Registry[…]

New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack

With AWS CloudFormation, you can model your entire infrastructure with text files. In this way, you can treat your infrastructure as code and apply software development best practices, such as putting it under version control, or reviewing architectural changes with your team before deployment. Sometimes AWS resources initially created using the console or the AWS Command Read more about New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack[…]

AWS CloudFormation Update – Public Coverage Roadmap & CDK Goodies

I launched AWS CloudFormation in early 2011 with a pair of posts: AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe and AWS CloudFormation in the AWS Management Console. Since that launch, we have added support for many AWS resource types, launched many new features, and worked behind the scenes to ensure that CloudFormation Read more about AWS CloudFormation Update – Public Coverage Roadmap & CDK Goodies[…]

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – TypeScript and Python are Now Generally Available

Managing your Infrastructure as Code provides great benefits and is often a stepping stone for a successful application of DevOps practices. In this way, instead of relying on manually performed steps, both administrators and developers can automate provisioning of compute, storage, network, and application services required by their applications using configuration files. For example, defining your Infrastructure as Read more about AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – TypeScript and Python are Now Generally Available[…]