About Quick Starts

AWS Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key technologies on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud that follow AWS best practices. A Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services for the technology on AWS. Each Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment and a deployment guide that describes the architecture.

Quick Starts eliminate hundreds of manual deployment and configuration steps with a single click. These production-ready deployments can be launched quickly (from a few minutes to a few hours) and inexpensively, and they implement AWS best practices for high availability and security.

For more information about Quick Starts, watch the Quick Start webinar.

For a complete list of AWS Quick Starts available today, see the Quick Start catalog.

If you have any questions, see the Quick Start FAQ or contact us.

Document revisions

Date Change In sections
March 2021 Updated document with various changes. Throughout
August 2020 Updated links to examples, templates, and other resources Throughout
June 2019 Added link to AWS Quick Start Workshop and Amazon EKS templates Builder’s guide and Templates and examples
November 2018 Updated PowerPoint diagram template for new AWS icons Templates and examples
August 2018 Added tester’s guide with TaskCat usage information Tester’s guide
July 2018 Added guidelines for parameter names, labels, and descriptions Builder’s guide
June 2018 Updated information about the TaskCat parameters file Builder’s guide
March 2018 Updated information about portability parameters Builder’s guide
July 2017 Extensive additions and restructuring Changes throughout Contributor’s guide and Builder’s guide
April 2017 Added information about scheduling launches Contributor’s guide
January 2017 Added guidance for creating reference architecture diagrams Include your architecture diagram
November 2016 Initial publication -


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