Posted On: Jun 30, 2011

We are excited to announce 2 new capabilities of AWS Elastic Beanstalk. AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides developers and system administrators a quick way to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud.

Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environment’s configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to an existing environment. This allows you to seamlessly launch multiple environments with your preferred settings. For more details, go to the Managing Your Application Environments section in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk now gives you the ability to swap URLs between environments. By using the URL swapping functionality, end users of your web application should not experience downtime when you deploy a new application version. You can stage your new application version on a test environment and swap the URLs with the production environment. For more details about this functionality and how to integrate it into your build process, visit the Deploying New Versions with Zero Downtime in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.

For more information about this release, check out the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Release Notes.