AWS OpsWorks provides flexible management of stacks and applications, covering AWS resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment and health monitoring.
At its core, OpsWorks comprises three services:
- Stacks are a collection of AWS resources and definitions of their intended state.
- Layers are components of the stack:
- Service layers represent AWS services with a specific configuration.
- OpsWorks layers represent EC2 instances running a specific software workload.