I have been building a CloudFormation template for MySQL Fabric as an experiment to kick the tyres and further my understanding of how it all works.
For those not familiar, CloudFormation is a way of representing a collection of Amazon Cloud resources (a "stack") into a static json file (a "template"). In my previous company, we managed our AWS account almost exclusively via CloudFormation, and there are two key advantages I see with managing resources via templates:
- It allows for all environments to be synchronized (dev/qa/production).
- It allows for very fast disaster recovery (you can very quickly pick up and restore in another region).
CloudFormation is also a great-fit for MySQL Fabric, since it can remove many of the essential bootstrap steps that come[Read more...]