Posted On: Dec 8, 2014

You can now use AWS OpsWorks with existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers. OpsWorks is a service that helps you automate operational tasks like code deployment, software configurations, package installations, database setups, and server scaling using Chef. OpsWorks gives you the flexibility to define your application architecture and resource configuration and handles the provisioning and management of your AWS resources for you. Click here to learn more about OpsWorks.

Previously, you could only deploy and operate applications on EC2 instances created by OpsWorks. Now, you can use OpsWorks to deploy, manage, and scale your application on any server such as existing EC2 instances or servers running in your own data center (your servers will need to be able to connect to AWS public endpoints).

OpsWorks costs $0.02 per hour for each on-premises server on which you install the agent, and it is available at no additional charge for EC2 instances. Click here to learn more about our pricing.

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