Posted On: Jul 17, 2013

We are excited to announce an updated management console for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. With Elastic Beanstalk, you can deploy, monitor, and grow your application quickly and easily. Starting today, you can also leverage a new environment type for development workloads.

The updated management console simplifies creating and configuring Elastic Beanstalk environments. In addition, you can now configure your environment to run inside an Amazon VPC, an isolated virtual network where your AWS resources run. Once your application is running, the new monitoring dashboard tracks how your application is doing and displays relevant Amazon CloudWatch metrics. Using the Elastic Beanstalk console, you can also setup alarms that alert you to critical events such as a spike in traffic for your application or an exceeded latency threshold. Try the new Elastic Beanstalk management console.

The new environment type runs a single Amazon EC2 instance with the same Elastic Beanstalk software stack. It provides cost benefits for low-traffic, non-critical web applications and is ideal for development workloads. Elastic Beanstalk automatically monitors your EC2 instance and, if needed, replaces it and automatically reassigns the DNS name. When you are ready to grow your application, you can easily upgrade your environment with a few clicks to a production-ready auto-scaled one. To learn more about single-instance environments, visit the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.