Using AWS CloudFormation in ElasticBox

Recently, we have been experimenting with ways to support all the APIs and services that cloud providers like Amazon offer, such as CloudFormation. As I mentioned before in a blog post, cloud providers bring innovation to market in the form of infrastructure APIs 

CloudFormation Service Box 
Today, ElasticBox announces support for Amazon CloudFormation with the CloudFormation service box, which lets you use a template to quickly launch any Amazon service as a single stack or unit. With this new box service that has API support, you can consume all of Amazon’s services and capabilities. As IT operations, you can configure infrastructure that developers can directly consume.

ElasticBox provides tools that enable your organization to exploit the full potential of Cloud computing. With CloudFormation support, IT operations can collaborate with developers at an unprecedented level of flexibility within the same product.

At ElasticBox, we believe that being agile–being able to adapt to changes and adopt innovation is the new tenet of IT operations stability. We are committed to build the tools to resolve the complexities of software and cloud operations, be they straight or curved.


Integrated CloudFormation Application Deployment

With ElasticBox, the instantiation of Cloud Formation and the deployment of the application are all part of a single, automated process – all from within ElasticBox

Real-time Editing and Deployment of CloudFormation Templates in ElasticBox

Even after an AWS instance has been created using a Cloud Formation template, ElasticBox enables real time editing of that instance. Simply make changes to the instance and redeploy the CloudFormation template. All changes will be implemented in the new AWS instance.
This process all takes place from within the ElasticBox GUI.

Automatically Generate CloudFormation Templates

ElasticBox automatically generates a CloudFormation template for every application deployed using ElasticBox. For those applica tions where you want the fine-tuning power of CloudFormation, ElasticBox can provide the CloudFormation based on the deployment profile.

You can learn more about this feature by clicking on this link or sign up for ElasticBox and start using AWS CloudFormation today!

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