Simplification. Cloud is already a complex entity, running applications on it is even more complicated. The whole idea behind AWS Elastic Beanstalk is to streamline the process of running apps on the Amazon cloud.
Like Lightsail, the Elastic Beanstalk is designed to solve very specific problems.
And just like that abovementioned VPS service, this orchestration solution offers a whole range of benefits and advantages that otherwise would not be available to users, or would require them to jump through hoops to gain access.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk is primarily designed for those that want to focus on app development, instead of worrying about the minute details of the underlying resources. The idea is to allow these users to upload their code to Beanstalk, and have the service get it running within minutes.
Below is a list of benefits of using AWS Elastic Beanstalk to run your applications in the cloud.
- Get the ability to deploy a variety of applications on AWS, coded in a variety of programming languages like PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, Node.js, and Go
- Support for web and application containers, including Docker.
- Selection of the most appropriate EC2 instance types that match the processing and memory requirements of your application.
- Support for both Linux and Windows Server based environments.
- Full control over the AWS resources that power your app, along with the complete ability to adjust the various configurations and settings right from the Elastic Beanstalk management console.
- Automatic scaling using Auto Scaling, with easy configuring of metrics and thresholds that determine when to add or remove instances from an environment.
- Immediate and direct troubleshooting via direct login access to Amazon EC2 instances.
- The ability to run your apps in multiple Availability Zones, thereby easily improving reliability.
- Enhanced security via enabling of the HTTPS protocol on the load balancer.
- Deployment of new versions to running environments using different deployment options.
- Effortless rollbacks to previous versions.
- Access to CloudWatch monitoring metrics like CPU utilization, request count, and latency.
- Ability to run other application components like memory caching, side by side in Amazon EC2.
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