Posted On: Oct 6, 2017

AWS is pleased to release a major update to the Magento Quick Start reference deployment. This update adds support for Amazon Aurora as a relational database option, deployed using Amazon Relational Database System (Amazon RDS), in addition to Amazon RDS MySQL. The Quick Start also includes enhancements to the networking infrastructure through the deployment of Linux bastion hosts.

Magento is an open-source content management system for e-commerce websites. The Quick Start automatically deploys and configures Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition) 2.1.x in a highly available architecture on the AWS Cloud, using AWS services such as Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon RDS. This automated deployment builds a cluster that runs Magento along with optional sample data.

The 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. Deployment takes approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on whether you choose to include sample data. You can also use the templates as a starting point for your own implementation, by downloading them from the GitHub repository.

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.