Amazon announces general availability of its new Proton service

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The new service aims to make life easier for developers

This week Amazon announced the general availability of AWS Proton, an application delivery service. Proton makes it easier for customers to provision, deploy, and monitor the microservices, according to AWS. These micropservices form the basis of modern container and serverless applications.

With AWS Proton, a customer’s infrastructure team creates standard application stacks defining the architecture, infrastructure resources, CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) pipeline, and observability tools. They can then make these stacks available to their developers.

Developers can use AWS Proton’s self-service interface to select an application stack for use with their code. AWS Proton automatically provisions the resources for the selected application stack, deploys the code, and sets up monitoring so developers can begin building serverless and container applications without having to learn, configure, or maintain the underlying resources. There are no upfront commitments or fees to use AWS Proton, and customers pay only for the AWS services used to create, scale, and run their applications.

Riding a wave of container and serverless popularity

Containers that host the components of modern applications that can run on any computing platform are becoming more popular because they help companies to become more agile. The same goes for serverless, which is a model that allows developers to build and run applications without having to manage servers. There are still servers in serverless, but they are abstracted away from app development.

Deepak Singh, VP, Compute Services, AWS, commented. “AWS Proton brings together customers’ infrastructure as code, CI/CD pipeline, and observability into a single interface,” he said. This allows developers to quickly go from code in a repo to a production application.

“Developers rely on AWS Proton’s self-service capabilities to deploy code quickly and securely without having to become experts on each of the underlying services involved, while the central infrastructure team can be assured that the apps deployed by their developers using AWS Proton meet the standards they have set for their business.”

AWS Proton is available today in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) with additional region availability coming soon.