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AWS CloudFormation

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AWS CloudFormation Alternatives

The best AWS CloudFormation alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    Automatic, event-driven compute service

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    Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently.

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    Automated project backup and restore solution for Microsoft Dataverse and project management platforms like Microsoft Project for the Web,, Asana, Trello, Office 365 Planner, Smartsheet, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations.

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    Codeship is a fast and secure hosted Continuous Delivery platform that scales with your needs.

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    Bamboo is a continuous integration and deployment tool that ties automated builds, tests and releases together in a single workflow.

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    Octopus is a friendly deployment automation tool for .NET developers.

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    Cloud Infrastructure for any cloud using languages you already know and love.


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    CircleCI gives web developers powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment with easy setup and maintenance.

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    Jenkins is an open-source continuous integration server with 300+ plugins to support all kinds of software development

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    Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale

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    Amazon S3 is an object storage where users can store data from their business on a safe, cloud-based platform. Amazon S3 operates in 54 availability zones within 18 graphic regions and 1 local region.

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    Automation for all of your technology. Overcome the complexity and rapidly ship your infrastructure and apps anywhere with automation.

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    Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS.

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Do not use AWS CloudFormation
CloudFormation being a layer of indirection makes it difficult to work with in multi-region/multi-account scenarios. With CloudFormation you have to create Stack Sets and IAM policies that allow the CloudFormation service to impersonate other roles. The prerequisite steps you have to take to use CloudFormation across multiple...
Why we use Terraform and not Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, or CloudFormation
Of course, there are downsides to declarative languages too. Without access to a full programming language, your expressive power is limited. For example, some types of infrastructure changes, such as a rolling, zero-downtime deployment, are hard to express in purely declarative terms. Similarly, without the ability to do...
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