Forget the hype, the new AWS Cloud Control API is not the infrastructure as code magic bullet you’re looking for.
Every AWS cloud engineer dreams of the day they can call the same API across any cloud resource to create their beautiful infrastructure seamlessly. This is because AWS has a terrible record of keeping API calls that would seem to do the same thing named consistently. If you’re looking for a solution to this out of the Cloud Control API then you’re looking in the wrong place. Let’s take a look at who really benefits from this new API, in general how it’s used, and some of the context around it.