AWS OpsWorks

OpsWorks is an implementation of the Chef configuration management and deployment platform. OpsWorks moves away from the low-level configurability of CloudFormation but not as far as Elastic Beanstalk.  OpsWorks lets you create a stack of resources with layers and manage resources as a unit.

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk (EB) is a Platform as a Service product. It allows you to deploy code and, with very little effort or modifications, the service will provision the infrastructure on your behalf.

Elastic Beanstalk handles provisioning, monitoring, Auto Scaling, load balancing, and software updating for you — you just worry about the cost.

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