AWS DevOps Blog

Quick-Launch Your Elastic Beanstalk Application in Three Clicks

Today’s guest post is from Jebran Syed, a developer on the Elastic Beanstalk team. AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a new feature that allows users to quickly deploy a new application with just a few clicks. You can now create a hyperlink that includes applicationName and solutionStackName parameters in the URL and Elastic Beanstalk will do […]

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Part 1: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation Series

Part 1: Modeling an Elastic Beanstalk Application and its Dependencies in CloudFormation Welcome to the 1st part of a 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll introduce […]

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Three Easy Steps to Enable Cross-Zone Load Balancing in Elastic Beanstalk

You can enable Cross-Zone Load Balancing for your Elastic Beanstalk Environment in 3 quick steps: Create a directory named .ebextensions at the top level of your application source bundle Add a file named elb_cross_zone.config with the following content: Resources: AWSEBLoadBalancer: Type: AWS::ElasticLoadBalancing::LoadBalancer Properties: CrossZone: True Bundle and deploy your application. You can refer to the […]

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Introducing the ‘Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation’ Series

Next Monday (April 7 2014) we’re launching a 5-part blog and Office Hours series we’re calling “Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation”. In this 5-part series we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational […]

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Deploying MongoDB with OpsWorks

by Chris Barclay | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. OpsWorks uses Chef to install and configure software on Amazon EC2 instances and lets you automate any task that can be scripted. In this blog post, we will show a step-by-step example for how […]

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Six Steps to Deploy Ghost to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

by Evan Brown | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today’s post comes from Sebastien, Technical Trainer for AWS. Based in Luxembourg, he helps our customers and partners gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. You can follow him on Twitter @sebsto. Ghost is a new and popular blogging platform based on Node.js. An open source application, Ghost aims to bring fun and creativity back to blogging. […]

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Deploy, Manage, and Scale Your Apps with OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk

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Chris Barclay and I will be talking about deploying, managing, and scaling your applications with OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk in a breakout session at the AWS Summit in San Francisco next week. We’ll also be at the booth to answer your CloudFormation, OpsWorks, and Elastic Beanstalk questions. For more information about the Summit, and to […]

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Deploying Elasticsearch with OpsWorks

by Chris Barclay | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Thanks to my collegue Andreas Chatzakis for this great post on how to use Elasticsearch with AWS OpsWorks. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. OpsWorks uses Chef to install and configure software on Amazon EC2 instances and lets you automate […]

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AWS CloudFormation supports AWS OpsWorks

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Today we launched the ability for AWS CloudFormation to provision and update AWS OpsWorks resources such as stacks, layers and applications. You can include both OpsWorks and other AWS resources such as Amazon VPC, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon RDS in a single CloudFormation template. This makes it easy to document, version control, and share […]

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Using OpsWorks to Configure EC2 instances

A key OpsWorks benefit is the ability to perform actions on EC2 instances in an automated and predictable manner, such as installing software, configuring RAID arrays, and managing users. Whereas in the past you might have run commands on your instance via SSH, you can now perform these tasks by using predefined scripts (called recipes) […]

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