Amazon Web Services/CloudFormation

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AWS CloudFormation[1] allows to create AWS resources (called in CloudFormation terminology stacks) using YAML or JSON documents, with AWS taking care of using the definitions to provision and configure the required resources. CloudFormation is an early example of a declarative w:Infrastructure as Code tool.[2]. You can create AWS CloudFormation documents using Amazon CloudFormer tools[3] or manually using your favorite text editor, once your documents are created you can execute them using AWS Web Console or AWS CLI.

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  2. "AWS CloudFormation User Guide" (PDF). May 15, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2016.