CloudFormation Fundamentals

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In this section, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of AWS CloudFormation.

  • CloudFormation allows you to model your infrastructure in a text file. You can use JSON or YAML to describe what AWS resources you want to create and configure.

  • CloudFormation automates the provisioning and updating of your infrastructure in a safe and controlled manner. There are no manual steps or controls that can lead to errors.

  • CloudFormation is available at no additional charge. You pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications.