Amazon Web Services Announces New Application Lifecycle Management Services

AWS CodeDeploy lets developers simply and reliably automate code deployments and updates for any application running on Amazon EC2; available today

AWS CodePipeline, a continuous delivery and release automation service, and AWS CodeCommit, a source control service, to be available in early 2015

AWS re:Invent 2014

SEATTLE--()--Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced AWS CodeDeploy, a fully managed, high-scale deployment service that lets developers quickly and simply automate the process of deploying and updating applications on Amazon EC2. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for developers to rapidly release new features, helps avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating applications. The service scales with developers’ infrastructure so they can easily deploy to one Amazon EC2 instance or thousands. AWS CodeDeploy is available today and is offered at no charge – customers pay only for the AWS resources needed to run and store their applications.

AWS CodeDeploy is the first of a new set of services AWS will release to help developers manage their application development lifecycle on the AWS Cloud. In early 2015, AWS will introduce AWS CodePipeline, an automated continuous delivery service to aid smooth deployments, and AWS CodeCommit, a fully managed source control service in the cloud. To learn more about the new AWS application lifecycle management services, visit

As cloud becomes the new default platform for deploying applications, customers are increasingly finding their existing tools and processes for building, testing, and deploying code are ill-suited to the scale and speed of development in the cloud. When deployment happens frequently, and code must be pushed to hundreds or thousands of instances in a live environment, relying on custom scripts and manual workflows can result in significant delays and application downtime. AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeCommit are built for the cloud, making it easier for developers to simplify the process of building, testing, and deploying their applications. Developers will no longer need to worry about hosting or maintaining their own source code infrastructure, and can now model and automate their software release and deployment processes on the AWS Cloud.

“In the same way AWS was born out of Amazon’s internal expertise managing large-scale infrastructure, AWS CodeDeploy was born out of the experiences of Amazon’s own developers, who saw the need for deployment tools that would let them deliver new functionality quickly, reliably, and at high scale so that they could maximize their time spent innovating,” said Scott Wiltamuth, Vice President, Developer Productivity and Tools, Amazon Web Services. “In the last year, Amazon developers have used the technology behind AWS CodeDeploy to push an average of 95 deployments a minute. We are excited to bring this capability to customers. And, we plan to help customers save even more time by providing future developer services for source code management and continuous delivery.”

AWS CodeDeploy can perform rolling updates to keep applications available while they are being updated. It integrates with AWS Auto Scaling to keep a developer’s Amazon EC2 instances up-to-date in dynamically changing infrastructure. With deployment health checks and the ability to roll back a deployment, AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier than ever to deploy applications to Amazon EC2. AWS CodeDeploy can also easily work with a developer’s existing software delivery tool chain by using the AWS CodeDeploy APIs. Leading developer tools like GitHub, CircleCI, Atlassian, Codeship, Solano CI, Travis CI, and CloudBees are providing integrations with AWS CodeDeploy that make it simple to automatically deploy developers’ latest application builds to their Amazon EC2 instances. provides continuous security monitoring and remediation guidance using cloud infrastructure through its Evident Security Platform (ESP). “We continuously deliver software and security updates to Evident Security Platform in order to protect our customers’ critical services,” said John Martinez, Principal Solutions Architect, “AWS CodeDeploy reduced our overall time to deliver these updates by adding a powerful automated deployment process to our DevOps toolchain. It was easy to configure AWS CodeDeploy to meet our high standard for deployment speed and reliability. We can now quickly push critical security updates for our platform to our entire Amazon EC2 fleet, or do a more cautious rolling update – all using AWS CodeDeploy. In the world of cloud security, the fastest responder wins and AWS CodeDeploy has given us a big edge.”

RightBrain Networks specializes in designing and supporting highly scalable applications powered by AWS. “We design and manage SaaS applications running on AWS infrastructure with complex multi-tier architectures and critical uptime requirements. Creating and managing the custom solutions to deploy each of these applications took our engineers’ focus away from working with our customers to build great apps,” said Jamie Begin, RightBrain CEO. “AWS CodeDeploy gives us an automated deployment system that we can use to roll out software updates across all these applications. It was easy to reuse our existing setup scripts with AWS CodeDeploy, and the console gave us a central dashboard to track deployments and spot any issues. As a result, we now spend less time managing deployments and more time working with customers to solve complex architectural problems for their specific use cases.”

Customers can launch AWS CodeDeploy using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, or AWS APIs. AWS CodeDeploy is initially available in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions and will be made available in other AWS Regions in the coming weeks. To learn more about the new AWS application lifecycle management services, visit

About Amazon Web Services

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U. S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit

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Release Summary

AWS announced AWS CodeDeploy, a fully managed, high-scale deployment service that lets developers quickly and simply automate the process of deploying and updating applications on Amazon EC2.

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