Elastic Beanstalk

Thank you for picking up a copy of this book. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk is one of Amazon AWS’s services. It offers a platform for easy deployment of web applications.
The first version of Elastic Beanstalk handles Java applications running in a Tomcat container. Deploying an application has been made as easy as uploading your WAR to your Application Environment.
Elastic Beanstalk is difficult, and barely understood. But it has been a huge hit with the media following cloud trends. We have seen headlines shouting that Amazon AWS was
“in the PaaS business,” taking on Heroku and Google App Engine. These comparisons are not so interesting, except that they show that expectations are high. There is the
idea that the cloud will end all problems, including building and especially deploying applications to large-scale infrastructures.