|Provides business with a way of creating a collection of AWS resources in a chronological order||Provides businesses managed instances of Chef & Puppet to automate server management on your EC2 instances or on-premises instances|
|CloudFormation concentrates mainly on what and how AWS resources are created||OpsWorks mainly works on the orchestration of Servers and managing the software configuration rather than looking into the architecture|
|Use CloudFormation when you must create multiple architectures of the same design||Use OpsWorks when you must manage the configuration of multiple servers which serves a similar purpose|
|Example: Replication of an available architecture||Example: Installing a web server in 100 instances and running a web page inside them|
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