How do you take DevOps approach with Amazon Web Services?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide many tools and features to deploy and manage applications in AWS. As per DevOps, we treat infrastructure as code. We mainly use following two services from AWS for DevOps:

  • CloudFormation: We use AWS CloudFormation to create and deploy AWS resources by using templates. We can describe our dependencies and pass special parameters in these templates. CloudFormation can read these templates and deploy the application and resources in AWS cloud.
  • OpsWorks: AWS provides another service called OpsWorks that is used for configuration management by utilizing Chef framework. We can automate server configuration, deployment and management by using OpsWorks. It helps in managing EC2 instances in AWS as well as any on-premises servers.

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