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AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Developer Guide

Using Elastic Beanstalk with Other AWS Services

To implement your application's environments, Elastic Beanstalk manages resources of other AWS services or uses their functionality. In addition, Elastic Beanstalk integrates with AWS services that it doesn't use directly as part of your environments. The topics in this section describe many ways you can use these additional services with your Elastic Beanstalk application.

Architectural Overview

The following diagram illustrates an example architecture of Elastic Beanstalk across multiple Availability Zones working with other AWS products such as Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).


        Elastic Beanstalk Architecture Diagram

To plan for fault-tolerance, it is advisable to have N+1 Amazon EC2 instances and spread your instances across multiple Availability Zones. In the unlikely case that one Availability Zone goes down, you will still have your other Amazon EC2 instances running in another Availability Zone. You can adjust Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to allow for a minimum number of instances as well as multiple Availability Zones. For instructions on how to do this, see Auto Scaling Group for Your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Environment. For more information about building fault-tolerant applications, go to Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS.

The following sections discuss in more detail integration with Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon DynamoDB Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon VPC , and IAM.

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