2020-03-05T08:39:35Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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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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6 Answers
Sunil Pichamuthu - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Competency Manager at Sonata information Technology Limited
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2022-07-24T07:24:51Z
Jul 24, 2022

AWS CloudFormation is being used for landing zone creation and DR purposes.

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VamsiMohan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at HUBER
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-08T13:58:18Z
Apr 8, 2022

We use this solution for application hosting and utilize the caching mechanisms.

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
Jan 9, 2021

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
Nov 3, 2020

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
Mar 16, 2020

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
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2020-03-05T08:39:35Z
Mar 5, 2020

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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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 24, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AWS CloudFormation. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 6 answers
AB
Infrastructure - Presales & Solution Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 5, 2020
This tool is not intuitive and there are others that are easier to understand. It is very powerful but it can be developed to make it much easier to use. The learning curve is pretty steep. Unless you have been working with it for a long time, looking at a CloudFormation template is a tough job. The aim should be usability for a person with a non-coding background. There is a lot of syntax and components that require you to look at the documentation, whereas with the inclusion of a few drop-down menus and choices, it would be much easier to work with. You can have CloudFormation create a template based on your existing infrastructure, but not all of the services are included. For example, if you manually set up an environment and you have put in all of the scaling information then you can extract the entire infrastructure and get back a template. CloudFormation is then capable of recreating the environment but it might not have the scaling included automatically.
SA
Multi-Cloud Consulting at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 16, 2020
The customization is weak. Whether it is good or not depends on the customer's use case. The solution needs to offer better support to other cloud vendors. The solution requires Kubernetes support including container ops and staging support.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 24, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about AWS CloudFormation? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 5 answers
AB
Infrastructure - Presales & Solution Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 5, 2020
There is a cost-benefit to using CloudFormation that comes about because of the automation that it provides.
SA
Multi-Cloud Consulting at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 16, 2020
The integration of the solution is very good.
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