Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Elastic Beanstalk launched last week. The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) points to the increasing popularity of platform services.
Elastic Beanstalk supports Java. It will include support for additional languages and application environments in the future.
From our view, it looks like AWS has developed a platform that has to be considered a contender. With Elastic Beanstalk, developers get a usable platform but it also includes the ability for them to customize their infrastructure if they choose.
What do you think?