AWS CloudFormation vs. Scalr



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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 Scalr?

Scalr is not an infrastructure provider or reseller. The infrastructure you deploy on is yours: you give us the keys to your infrastructure cloud so we can make the API calls to the provider on your behalf and so we can also rev up or power down servers for you. When traffic piles up, Scalr detects the increased load, commissions new servers for you from the cloud, and then spreads the load. When using Scalr ConfigTemplates, you can easily make configuration changes for services such as MySQL and Apache. Scalr does the heavy work, pushing those changes out to your servers.

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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

How much does AWS CloudFormation cost?
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Companies

What companies use AWS CloudFormation?
231 companies on StackShare use AWS CloudFormation
What companies use Scalr?
4 companies on StackShare use Scalr

Integrations

What tools integrate with AWS CloudFormation?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS CloudFormation
What tools integrate with Scalr?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Scalr

What are some alternatives to AWS CloudFormation and Scalr?

  • Terraform - Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers
  • Packer - Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration
  • Habitat - Application Automation framework by Chef
  • GeoEngineer - Ruby DSL and DSL (geo) to codify then plan and execute changes to cloud resources, by Coinbase

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