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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Overview#

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an orchestration service for Release Management of applications which orchestrates various Amazon Web Services and provides an additional layer of abstraction over the bare server and Operating System

AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a Platform as a Service which provides a pre-built combination of Operating System and Computing Service, such as "64bit Amazon Linux 2014.03 v1.1.0 running Ruby 2.0 (Puma)" or "64bit Debian jessie v2.0.7 running Python 3.4 (Preconfigured - Docker)".

Deployment requires a number of components to be defined:

  • an 'application' as a logical container for the project,
  • a 'version' which is a deployable build of the application executable,
  • a 'configuration template' that contains configuration information for both the Beanstalk environment and for the product.
  • an 'environment' combines a 'version' with a 'configuration' and deploys them.
The 'version' is just a pointer to Executables themselves which are uploaded as archive files to S3 beforehand.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk can be part of a Continuous Delivery pipeline.

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