This morning Amazon announced the availability of AWS Elastic Beanstalk – an environment that automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring of java applications. Under the hood, it uses AWS services such as EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto-Scaling.
We deployed the SearchBlox.war file on AWS Elastic Beanstalk and it works great! Here is a screenshot of SearchBlox deployed on Elastic Beanstalk.
This instance can be accessed at http://searchblox.elasticbeanstalk.com. This demo contains over 1200 pages indexed from CNN.com.