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Not sure why I can't reply to Dmitri directly here (too many levels?), but I disagree with the premise that if your deployment is small, you're justified in using single-point-of-failure solutions. I agree that, given two identical solutions, a simpler solution is better, but in this case, the simplest solution (ELB) is also the solution with a higher rate of failure. If that higher rate of failure is within your business continuity/disaster recovery guidelines, then fine, but simplicity alone cannot justify the business decision to use ELB over a more complicated solution that enables better HA.