Blue/Green Deployments on AWS - Blue/Green Deployments on AWS

Blue/Green Deployments on AWS

Publication date: July 2016 (Document Revisions)

Abstract

Blue/green deployment is a technique for releasing applications by shifting traffic between two identical environments running different versions of the application. Blue/green deployments can mitigate common risks associated with deploying software, such as downtime and rollback capability. This paper provides an overview of the blue/green deployment methodology and describes techniques customers can implement using Amazon Web Services (AWS) services and tools. This paper also addresses considerations around the data tier, which is an important component of most applications.