Posted On: Jun 24, 2023

Amazon Step Functions announces the availability of Versioning and Aliasing, improving resiliency for deployments of serverless workflows. Step Functions is a visual workflow service capable of orchestrating over 10,000 API actions from over 220 Amazon Web Services services to automate business processes and data processing workloads.

Now, Amazon Step Functions supports safer deployments with Versions and Aliases for workflows, a new set of capabilities that makes it easier for you to set up continuous deployment, to help you iterate faster and release safely into production. Using Step Functions Versions and Aliases, you can maintain multiple versions of your workflows and create aliases that route traffic between workflow versions. You can deploy your workflows gradually using industry standard techniques such as blue-green and canary style deployments with fast rollbacks to your Step Functions workflows, increasing deployment safety and reducing downtime and risk. 

To get started using Versions and Aliases, create a new workflow or edit an existing one in the console with Workflow Studio, Amazon CloudFormation, the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI), or the Amazon Cloud Development Kit (CDK). To learn more, please see the Step Functions Developer Guide to get started.

This feature is available in all regions where Amazon Step Functions is available, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.