AWS CloudFormation vs. Docker for AWS

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What is AWS CloudFormation?

You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.

What is Docker for AWS?

An integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications on AWS, Docker for AWS is a native AWS application optimized to take optimal advantage of the underlying AWS IaaS services while giving you a modern Docker platform that you can use to deploy portable apps.
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How much does AWS CloudFormation cost?
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What companies use AWS CloudFormation?
260 companies on StackShare use AWS CloudFormation
What companies use Docker for AWS?
17 companies on StackShare use Docker for AWS
What tools integrate with AWS CloudFormation?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS CloudFormation
What tools integrate with Docker for AWS?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker for AWS

What are some alternatives to AWS CloudFormation and Docker for AWS?

  • AWS CodeDeploy - Coordinate application deployments to Amazon EC2 instances
  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Terraform - Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud.

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