Why I Focus So Much On CloudFormation

21 October 2020

by Thomas

I wanted to quickly go over the reason I focus on describing AWS infrastructure and topics through CloudFormation templates, both here and in day-to-day discussions. The hugest benefit that CloudFormation offers is that no matter what, your infrastructure can be replicated. When I was first learning about AWS, someone told me to treat infrastructure like a cow, not like a dog. Cows live in feedlots and aren’t given a name, they are given an ear tag with an ID number. Dogs live inside, are given a name, and taken…