AWS CloudFormation helps rapid stack creation

Nigel Duke 25 February 2011 0

Amazon have announced AWS CloudFormation, a service that allows rapid creation of a stack onto Amazon Web Services (AWS) based upon a pre-defined template.

AWS CloudFormation can be accessed via the AWS Management Console and a selection of sample templates are provided to allow creation of stacks for deployments such as:

  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails

Each template can accept user-supplied parameters and, once supplied, CloudFormation will then deploy all the elements specified by the template onto AWS.

A stack can contain any combination of the following Amazon services:

  • EC2 instances
  • Elastic Block Store
  • Load Balancers
  • Relational Database Service
  • Simple Notification Service
  • CloudWatch
  • Simple Queue Service
  • SimpleDB

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