In my first post, we explore how to automate the provisioning of an AWS environment by using Ansible in conjunction with CloudFormation. Using Ansible on top of CloudFormation gives us a much more powerful automation platform.
It acts as the glue to bind together our various CloudFormation templates. Hopefully, it will make you see CloudFormation in a new light.
I have use the techniques described in this post to develop sophisticated automation scripts for multiple different projects – involving multiple environments and regions. »