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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 nine alternatives to AWS CloudFormation for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, SaaS and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is BitNami Application Stacks, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AWS CloudFormation are Terraform, Turnkey Linux, Pulumi and Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

AWS CloudFormation alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AWS CloudFormation.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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  1. BitNami Application Stacks icon

    BitNami Application Stacks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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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  2. Terraform icon

    Terraform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  3. Turnkey Linux icon

    Turnkey Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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  4. Pulumi icon

    Pulumi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  5. Microsoft Web Platform Installer icon

    Microsoft Web Platform Installer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  6. Multy Cloud icon

    Multy Cloud

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Multy is an open-source tool that makes it easy to deploy the same infrastructure configuration on different clouds.

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  7. Gyro Tool icon

    Gyro Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  8. Stacktape icon

    Stacktape

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Amazon DynamoDB
    • Amazon Web Services
    • MongoDB
    • AWS CloudFormation
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Amazon Web Services Lambda
    • Typescript
    • PostgreSQL

    Full power of AWS with Heroku-like experience.

    Simple YAML configuration
  9. Nimbus Framework icon

    Nimbus Framework

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Maven

    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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