Amazon to Provide ‘Formation’ Cloud Computing

March 1, 2011 No Comments

Amazon.com just announced a new product called CloudFormation that allows those who use the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud to configure and manage resources as a single system by creating a template that describes the applications and resources that make up their system or architecture.

CloudFormation then takes care of provisioning, while taking into account any dependencies between resources, including server instances, database instances, and load balancers. The service also allows AWS users to configure and set triggers that automatically provision additional resources.

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Once again, Amazon has built its stack in the right direction. Consider the features of CloudFormation and the fact that AWS has recently been on a tear with new features and products like Elastic Beanstalk and the recent Oracle offering in its cloud.

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