Deploy Alfresco Process Services into a new VPC

or deploy into your existing VPC
(See guide for license and AMI requirements)

To deploy an Alfresco Process Services server cluster on AWS, view the Quick Start deployment guide. The guide provides step-by-step instructions to help you get the most out of your Alfresco Process Services deployment.

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Use this Quick Start to deploy an Alfresco Process Services server cluster on the AWS Cloud.

Alfresco Process Services is an Enterprise Business Process Management system that many organizations use to automate and drive business operations such as client onboarding, investment services, patient care pathway, and case management. The flexible compute, storage, and database services that AWS offers make it an ideal platform for Alfresco Process Services. This Quick Start presents an enterprise-grade Alfresco Process Services configuration that you can adapt to virtually any scenario, and scale up, down, or out, depending on your use case.

The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that deploy Alfresco Process Services automatically into a highly available, secure AWS Cloud environment.

  • What you'll build

    Use this Quick Start to set up the following Alfresco Process Services environment on AWS:

    • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • An internet gateway to allow access to the Internet. This gateway is used by the bastion hosts to send and receive traffic.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound Internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, a Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In the private subnets, an Alfresco Process Services instance in an Auto Scaling group to add or remove highly available process services. Additionally, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is configured for high availability.
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which provides shared file storage for the cluster.
    • Your choice to create a new VPC or deploy Alfresco Process Services into your existing VPC. 


    The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks above.

    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Deployment details

    Build your Alfresco Process Services server cluster in a few simple steps:

    1. Sign up for an AWS account at
    2. Request a trial license, upload the license to an S3 bucket, and note its URL.
    3. Subscribe to the Alfresco Process Services AMI in the AWS Marketplace.
    4. Launch the Quick Start into a new VPC, if you want to build a new AWS infrastructure. (View template)
      Launch the Quick Start into an existing VPC, if you already have your AWS environment set up. (View template)
      Each deployment takes 25 minutes.
    5. Test the deployment. 

    To customize your deployment, you can choose different instance types for your resources, configure your cluster nodes, and adjust storage settings.  

    For detailed instructions, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Cost and licenses

    This deployment launches Alfresco Process Services automatically into a configuration of your choice. You are responsible for acquiring a trial license from Alfresco Software. Or, if you have a valid subscription to Alfresco Process Services, you can use that license, subject to complying with standard licensing terms. Additional pricing, terms, and conditions may apply.

    There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start, but you are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment.  

    Prices are subject to change. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for full details.