CloudFormation is the best tool to provision and manage your AWS resources.

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon Web Services resources. With CloudFormation you create a template that describes all the AWS resources you need (like Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon RDS DB instances), and AWS CloudFormation takes care of provisioning and configuring those resources for you. You don't need to individually create and configure AWS resources and figure out what's dependent on what; AWS CloudFormation handles all of that.

This book provides you with an overview of AWS CloudFormation and shows you how to use CloudFormation templates and stacks. The example project will help you grasp the concepts quickly. You will master the AWS CloudFormation in no time!

Yan Kurniawan

Yan Kurniawan is a freelance Cloud/DevOps Engineer. Yan has worked on many AWS projects and he has helped companies from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and a Puppet Certified Professional.

Based in Sydney, Australia, he enjoys the laid-back lifestyle in one of the world’s best cities to live in. He loves taking beautiful cityscape and landscape pictures with his camera.