What is AWS Proton - AWS Proton

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What is AWS Proton

AWS Proton is

  • Automated infrastructure provisioning and deployment of serverless and container-based applications

    The AWS Proton service is a two-pronged automation framework. As an administrator, you can create service templates to provide standardized infrastructure and deployment tooling for serverless and container-based applications. Then developers on your team, in turn, can select from the available service templates to automate their application or service deployments.

  • Standardized infrastructure

    Platform teams can use AWS Proton to define and manage standard application stacks that contain the architecture, infrastructure resources, and the CI/CD software deployment pipeline.

  • Deployments integrated with CI/CD

    When developers use the AWS Proton self-service interface to select a service template, they're selecting a standardized application stack definition for their code deployments. Proton automatically provisions the resources, configures the CI/CD pipeline, and deploys the code into the defined infrastructure.

    Proton identifies all existing service instances that are using an outdated template version for you. As an administrator, you can request Proton to upgrade them with one click.

AWS Proton for platform teams

As an administrator, you or members of your platform team, create environment templates and service templates. The environment template defines shared infrastructure used by multiple applications or resources. The service template defines the type of infrastructure that's needed to deploy and maintain a single application or microservice into an environment. A Proton service is an instantiation of a service template, which normally includes several service instances and a pipeline. A Proton service instance is an instantiation of a service template in a specific environment. You or others in your team can specify which environment templates are compatible with a given service template. For more information about service templates, see Proton services. For more information about environment templates, see Proton Environments.

The following diagram is a visualization of the main Proton concepts discussed in the preceding paragraph. It also offers a high-level overview of what constitutes a simple Proton workflow.


				A diagram that describes the main Proton concepts discussed in the preceding
					paragraph. It also offers a high-level overview of what constitutes a simple
					Proton workflow divided into the following six steps.

As an Administrator, you create and register an Environment Template with Proton, which defines the shared resources.

Proton deploys one or more Environments based on an Environment Template that you created.

As an Administrator, you create and register a Service Template with Proton, which defines the related infrastructure, monitoring, and CI/CD resources as well as compatible Environment Templates.

As a Developer, you select a registered Service Template and provide a link to your Source code repository.

AWS Proton deploys the Service with a CI/CD Pipeline for your Service instances.

AWS Proton deploys and manages the Service and the Service Instances that are running the Source code as was defined in the selected Service Template. A Service Instance is an instantiation of the selected Service Template in an environment for a single stage of a Pipeline (for example Prod).