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Infrastructure - Presales & Solution Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The templates are helpful because they can help to get a quick start on a project. You can spin up your development environment immediately, do some jobs, and get it out of the way. There is a cost-benefit to using CloudFormation that comes… more»

What needs improvement?

This tool is not intuitive and there are others that are easier to understand. It is very powerful but it can be developed to make it much easier to use. The learning curve is pretty steep. Unless you have been working with it for a long… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is free to use and does not require a license.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Terraform, which is a bit more user-friendly than CloudFormation. It is quite a bit more intuitive.

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to this solution, there are a lot of things that happen. New features can come out every week and down the line, there are a lot of new things that come very fast. Keeping up with the innovations or product services that are… more»
Sawab Ahmed
Real User
Consulting Systems Engineer (Presales) at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The integration of the solution is very good. The time to market is really good, I would say. You can quickly set up a blueprint and deploy it. The initial setup is simple.

What needs improvement?

The customization is weak. Whether it is good or not depends on the customer's use case. The solution needs to offer better support to other cloud vendors. The solution requires Kubernetes support… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know what the cost of the solution is.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also use vRealize and find that it is better compared to CloudFormation. It has better features.

What other advice do I have?

We are a solution provider and system integrator with AWS. We are also a solution provider with VMware. We don't personally use the solution. Instead, we deploy it for our customers. The companies we… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also use VMware's vRealize automation. vRealize has better orchestration workflows. We have prebuilt orchestration workflows available on vRealize and can build the blueprint and basically deploy… more»

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What is AWS CloudFormation?

AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to model and provision AWS and third party application resources in your cloud environment. AWS CloudFormation allows you to use programming languages or a simple text file to model and provision, in an automated and secure manner, all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts. This gives you a single source of truth for your AWS and third party resources.

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