DevOps Zone is brought to you in partnership with:

Mitch Pronschinske is the Lead Research Analyst at DZone. Researching and compiling content for DZone's research guides is his primary job. He likes to make his own ringtones, watches cartoons/anime, enjoys card and board games, and plays the accordion. Mitch is a DZone Zone Leader and has posted 2576 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Cloud Formation and Puppet

12.17.2011
| 7360 views |
  • submit to reddit


The cloud reinforces some old concepts of building highly scalable architectures and introduces some new concepts that entirely change the way applications are built, developed and deployed. In order to leverage the full potential of the cloud and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer, it is important to understand these concepts and make them intrinsic part of your cloud-based application architecture.

This session will discuss these concepts and benefits of automating your cloud-powered software development lifecycle with examples and highlight some basic patterns, tactics and practices that you as developer and architect can easily incorporate and implement in your cloud-based software development lifecycle. These concepts are also described in the whitepaper Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices. More specifically, it will focus on how you can leverage the AWS CloudFormation that gives the ability to automate the deployment of complex environments using only a simple JSON configuration file - and the powerful Puppet Framework together.