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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation

We create the resource stack with AWS CloudFormation. We can manage all the resources as a bundle. We can update the entire stack by updating the AWS CloudFormation template. It is very easy to delete the entire resource with AWS CloudFormation. If we do those resource creations and manage them manually, then we need to do lots of manual involvements. When we use AWS CloudFormation, we can reduce time to create and manage resources.
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS CloudFormation

  • Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Stack Visibility
  • Auto Rollback
  • Console for History and Tracking
  • Better Integration with AWS Services
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS Config

  • Comes up with Great UI and navigation
  • It is very simple to understand and easy to use.
  • They have ready to use templates from.
  • It identifies every change made to the configuration.
Sanchit Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CloudFormation

  • Better examples
  • There are oddities with the yaml aspects of it, that make it a bit cumbersome
  • A template for use cases that are easily fillable - or just some place to start.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS Config

  • It's only AWS, no third party.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS CloudFormation

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AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation has more features and robustness. It is suited for professional projects since it provides stability and a wide variety of options for configurations. These include not only dividing stacks by specific code changes, but also in regions. This allows more granularity and control over all stacks. If you want to delete them all just by a region, you can do it.
Manuela Jacqueline Mercado Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CloudFormation

  • Reduced AWS resource creation time
  • Reduced existing AWS resource management time
  • Reduced manual involvements on AWS resource creation
  • Better AWS CloudFormation improve the log mechanism
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS Config

  • Enforcing audit requirements
  • Easy to set up alerting when there are rule breaches
  • Auto remediation reduces the manual policing of such breaches
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS CloudFormation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AWS CloudFormation Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.00
Handler Operation$0.00092
  1. per handler operation
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

AWS Config

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AWS Config Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.

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