Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a powerful method for safely and reliably managing complex solution deployments. IaC reduces or eliminates manual steps, limiting the opportunities for human error. AWS CloudFormation is a managed IaC solution for representing and deploying solutions in the AWS platform.
On February 27, Pat Ryan, cloud practice lead for Evans & Chambers, held a Tech Talk to provide a basic introduction on the core concepts and practices of CloudFormation. He described the key syntactical elements of a CloudFormation template as well as the built-in functions and variables.
Following the discussion on CloudFormation basics, Pat walked through an example of a complex template that he produced for a government client.
The presentation provided an introductory understanding of CloudFormation and introduced other IaC solutions such as Ansible and Terraform.
About the EC Tech Talk Series
The Tech Talk Series is an employee-led platform dedicated to EC’s core value of continual learning. These talks aim to cover a broad range of technology-based topics to promote the sharing of best practices and ideas across EC’s project teams.