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2020-03-05T08:39:35Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for AWS CloudFormation?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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OB
Cloud Site Reliability Engineer and SecOps Lead at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees
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2021-01-09T00:16:43Z
09 January 21

CloudFormation drives most of our AWS configuration. It is the configuration engine for our whole footprint. Literally, everything that we configure in AWS is configured in CloudFormation. We are using its latest version.

DD
Principal with 51-200 employees
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2020-11-03T07:15:11Z
03 November 20

We use it for deploying all the Infrastructure: VPCs, EC2 instances, storage solutions, most managed services. Providing IAM configuration, providing group account configurations, role management within IAM. CloudFormation is THE Infrastructure as Code (IaC) solution AWS recommends. Almost everything should, according to AWS, be automated and managed using CloudFormation - whenever possible. Within our organization, mostly the DevOps engineers use AWS CloudFormation — around 42 of them.

SA
Multi-Cloud Consulting at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2020-03-16T06:56:22Z
16 March 20

We primarily use the solution for creating automated blueprints for deploying machines, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service.

AB
Infrastructure - Presales & Solution Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:35Z
05 March 20

We are a computer consulting company and AWS CloudFormation is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers. CloudFormation is definitely an integral part of AWS Native solutions. It is used for setting up your environment, such as your DNS structure. If something happens in your current environment, such as a disaster, then you can bring up the environment in another region by using the CloudFormation template. Essentially, it is a tool that is used for automating cloud deployment.

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