Posted On: May 14, 2013

We are excited to announce developers can now add Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to their OpsWorks application stacks and get all the built-in capabilities ELB is known for, including:

  • Elastic Load Balancing automatically scales its request handling capacity in response to incoming application traffic.
  • SSL certificates are stored using IAM credentials, allowing you to control who can see your private keys.
  • Elastic Load Balancing spans multiple AZs for reliability, but provides a single DNS name for simplicity.
  • Elastic Load Balancing metrics such as request count and request latency are reported by Amazon CloudWatch.
  • By default, Elastic Load Balancing supports SSL termination at the Load Balancer, including offloading SSL decryption from application instances, centralized management of SSL certificates, and encryption to back-end instances with optional public key authentication.

A few clicks in the AWS Management Console are all it takes to get your first application running on AWS OpsWorks. You can learn more by reading the OpsWorks documentation or joining our AWS OpsWorks webinar on May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST.