Comparison with Other Popular IaC Models

Learn about the alternatives to AWS CloudFormation and their respective use cases.

As more and more companies start to switch to the cloud, they pay a lot of attention to avoiding vendor lock-in. We need to be aware of our company’s current and possible future direction before selecting a service to automate the infrastructure provisioning. If our company’s public cloud strategy is to use only AWS, then utilizing AWS CloudFormation to provision the infrastructure is a no-brainer because it's an AWS-managed service that uses templates written in JSON and YAML format to provision services. Let’s explore other alternate services and their use cases.

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