Tag: Elastic Beanstalk

Early this year Amazon introduced a new service, Elastic Beanstalk. It enables quick Java application deployment and management without having to worry about the infrastructure that runs these applications. When application is created you simply upload new application version. After the upload, Elastic Beanstalk will automatically create and configure AWS resources and services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling in order to run the application. These automatically configured resources to run the application version can also be called environment. Although the environment is configured automatically, you still retain national cash advance payday loans full control of resources representing it.

On June 30th Amazon announced two new capabilities of Elastic Beanstalk. Now it is possible to save an environment configuration and launch new environments with a saved configuration, or apply a saved configuration to an existing configuration. This feature makes it easy to launch multiple environments with preferred settings. The second capability allows you to swap URLs between environments. This is especially useful for staging new application versions. It enables you to create a new environment for new application version and when it is ready for production, you simply swap URLs. This way user does not experience any downtime when upgrading applications.

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