AWS CloudFormation Alternatives

    AWS CloudFormation is described as 'gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion' and is an app in the Development category. There are seven alternatives to AWS CloudFormation for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is BitNami Application Stacks, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AWS CloudFormation are Terraform (Free, Open Source), Turnkey Linux (Free, Open Source), Pulumi (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2020

    1. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.
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      Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.
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      Supports many types of infrastructure natively and is less AWS-centric. Cloud Formation requires users to do more work to control non-AWS services.
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    2. Save time and money with 100+ ready-to-use solutions that include a Debian based OS, and the relevant open source software and all dependencies pre-installed. Discover and leverage the best free open source software.
    3. Pulumi is a cloud development platform. Replace YAML and DSLs with pure code. Code, deploy, manage cloud apps to AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, using JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Go.
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    4. The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy.
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      Gyro is an open source command-line tool for creating, updating, and maintaining cloud infrastructure. Gyro makes infrastructure-as-code possible. Gyro is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.
    5. A framework that allows you to use Java annotations to describe a deployment environment, for example document stores, relational database and serverless functions. This can then be easily deployed to the cloud and also fully simulated locally.
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