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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Infrastructure as code

One of the core benefits of the cloud is the capabilities it provides for infrastructure automation and treating everything like code. Though AWS has REST APIs for all the services offers and also supports various Software development kits for various popular programming languages (such as Java, .NET, Python, Android, and iOS),  over and above these is one of the most powerful services it has: AWS CloudFormation.

AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. The following is a sample CloudFormation Designer depiction of a simple deployment, which has an EC2 instance ...

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