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What is the difference between AWS OpsWorks and AWS CloudFormation?

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CloudFormationOpsWorks
Provides business with a way of creating a collection of AWS resources in a chronological orderProvides 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 createdOpsWorks 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 designUse OpsWorks when you must manage the configuration of multiple servers which serves a similar purpose
Example: Replication of an available architectureExample: Installing a web server in 100 instances and running a web page inside them

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