Posted On: Mar 20, 2017

AWS is pleased to release a major update to the Magento Quick Start reference deployment.

Magento is an open-source content management system for e-commerce websites. The Quick Start automates the implementation of Magento Community Edition in a highly available architecture on the AWS Cloud, using AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, and Amazon RDS. This automated deployment builds a cluster that runs Magento along with optional sample data.

This latest update includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for Magento version 2.1
  • Use of Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) for shared storage between EC2 instances
  • Use of Amazon ElastiCache with the Redis cache engine
  • Option to deploy cluster with SSL support
  • Reduced time for auto-scaling instances through the use of pre-baked AMIs

The automated AWS CloudFormation templates included in the Quick Start support two customizable deployment options: end-to-end deployment into a new virtual private cloud (VPC), and deployment into your existing AWS infrastructure. The Quick Start also includes a deployment guide, which describes the Magento architecture on AWS, provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and configuring the software, and discusses customization options and design/performance considerations.

To try out the updated Magento Quick Start, use the following resources:
- View architecture and details
- View the deployment guide — HTML | PDF
- Browse and launch other AWS Quick Start reference deployments

About Quick Starts

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.