AWS EB a versatile and agile environment for public cloud application delivery
Updated February 12, 2021

AWS EB a versatile and agile environment for public cloud application delivery

Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

For our company the implementation of AWS Elastic Beanstalk was used first for the application development area and then for the operations intelligence team, at the moment the IT areas only have access and use of this platform. Due to the nature of the cloud-based platform and as a service, the problems that were overcome were the delay in the delivery of applications and the infrastructure where they are executed and the control of the company's development processes.
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk was easy to implement, we only had to insert the application code to have it up and running in a few minutes. This helps us to launch company campaigns for different areas such as marketing, commercial and human resources.
  • It has a fast learning curve, since the training material of the platform is public on the manufacturer's portal, furthermore it is easy to interact and intuitive for developers.
  • The productivity of the equipment is optimized since they are not worrying about preparing the platform or infrastructure, they only have to attend to what is required by the application and its operation and this maintenance.
  • The indicators and metrics that it has, ensure that the application cannot be saturated and have a performance problem, with AWS Elastic Beanstalk the application can scale resources when needed automatically.
  • By having it as software as a service, we do not have all the government of the information to which the application codes are uploaded.
  • It requires the intervention of an administrator for its management, even the routine maintenance of the platform is not very automated and requires the intervention of operating personnel.
  • Its ecosystem and integration with third party software is not yet enriched, it is complex to manage if the AWS EB application is required to be integrated with another service in order to operate.
  • Easy and agile deployment, by having only the application team occupied during this brief moment, the operating costs reduce in a positive way
  • The scalability of the platform has helped us to make the infrastructure layer invisible, considering the fractional consumption of AWS, only the resources used are being billed.
  • For the business, it has helped to increase the productivity of the personnel since it was possible to optimize the operation and traditional management tasks towards a cloud-based environment such as AWS.
AWS EB positioned itself ahead of its competitors for the flexibility of being as a service and being part of AWS, for the functional part it presented a better automation, maintenance control and flexibility to scale the capabilities of the application.
The convergence to operate with Chef or Jenkins instances is super simple and the AWS API simply works very well.
Post implementation of the applications with AWS EB there is a great documentation available to give you its own support or the AWS team is available in case of any inconvenience and to be able to carry out the respective escalation. Sometimes integration with other AWS services requires security level permissions or integration by API and in these scenarios you have the support of the provider.

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In our experience using AWS EB, it has helped us overcome many challenges that we had in order to quickly deploy applications for the company, as well as to meet the requirements of different areas such as marketing, sales and the internal IT team.
We usually took a long time to supply the infrastructure required by the application, even more so without knowing the fractional consumption that the application represented, since it was generally temporary or for campaigns lasting a few months.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes