About Quick Starts

AWS Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key technologies on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 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 and best practices for deployment.

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 at most) and inexpensively, and implement AWS best practices for high availability and security.

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

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

Document revisions

Date Change In sections
April 2017 Added information about scheduling launches Guidelines for building Quick Starts
January 2017 Added guidance for creating reference architecture diagrams Include your architecture diagram
November 2016 Initial publication -