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ZDNet: AWS introduces Beanstalk for developer-friendly cloud
Article Excerpt: In addition, the tool automates load balancing and scaling once the application is live, Amazon Web Services (AWS) said on Wednesday. Offered free of charge, it is aimed at developers who have built an application, but do not want or have the resources to deal with standard day-to-day maintenance in the cloud.

Elastic Beanstalk will heighten AWS’s competition with Google App Engine, Google’s cloud platform-as-a-service product. Google App Engine supports programs written in Python and Java and, like AWS with the Elastic Beanstalk addition, automates scaling and other maintenance tasks.

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