Amazon Web Services announced several updates in 2021. These updates could be for exam modifications or new technology services. AWS App Runner was born out of all this. This service is a fully managed container application and helps customers build, deploy, and run containerized web apps and APIs without having any infrastructure or containers experience. You will need to provide source code, a container picture, and a deployment pipeline. App Runner will then automatically start:
Develops and deploys the web app
Traffic load balances
Scales available on-demand
monitors application health.
AWS App Runner is the best way to run a web app on AWS. App Runner is only a beginning. This blog will cover everything you need to know about AWS App Runner, including how it works and what features to look for. So, let’s begin.
Image Source: MicrosoftAWS App Runner: Overview & Features
Let’s break down the details to better understand the App runner. This will give you step-by-step information about AWS App Runner.
First, the AWS App Runner is designed with AWS operational and security best practices. This eliminates the need for customers to manage infrastructure, containers orchestrators, servers, or other services.
App Runner was designed for web-scale. App Runner is web-scale, which means there is no need to re-platform or re-architect as the business grows. Customers can quickly deliver innovative solutions and business value by using this method.
App Runner integrates seamlessly with the development workflow to provide the right level automation for deploying code and container images without the need for understanding, provisioning or scaling any AWS compute, networking or routing resources.
AWS App Runner also supports full-stack development using both frontend and backend web apps that use HTTPS and HTTPS protocols. The applications can be used to create API services, backend Web services, and websites. This also supports container images, including runtimes and web frames, Node.js or Python.
This automatically builds and deploys a web application and balances traffic with encryption. It can scale up or down automatically to meet traffic demands.
What are the features offered by AWS App Runner
AWS App Runner has many unique features that make it a highly-useable service. Let’s look at them.
1. Automated Deployments
App Runner can automatically build and deploy your application by connecting to a code repository or container images registry when you update your container image or source code.
2. Load Balancing
App Runner can automatically balance traffic to ensure high availability and reliability for applications.
3. Auto Scaling
App Runner offers a default option that automatically scales the number of containers to meet your application’s requirements.
4. Logs & Metrics
App Runner provides runtime logs and deployment logs to help monitor and optimize containerized applications. This also provides a complete set of computing metrics, including Amazon CloudWatch integration.
5. Certificate Management
App Runner uses fully managed TLS without any setup. App Runner automatically renews certificates before they expire.
6. Cost Management
App Runner will allow you to pause and resume applications using the console, API, or CLI. You will only be charged for the time that the service is being used.
AWS App Runner App – Working
Image Source: MicrosoftApp Runner Use Cases
App Runner can be used in the following scenarios:
1. Frontend and backend web apps
App Runner is used to build and run API services, backend Web services, websites, etc. App Runner also supports container images, including runtimes frameworks and web frameworks as well as Node.js and Python.
2. Microservices and APIs
App Runner makes it possible to run thousands upon thousands of microservices at once. This allows you to scale your application in a flexible way and fosters innovation.
3. Rapid production deployments
App Runner supports AWS best practices for deploying and running containerized web apps at scale. This further reduces the time it takes to launch new features and applications.
AWS App Runner had many updates, so there was only one new service.
AWS Copilot v1.7 now supports AWS App Runner
AWS Copilot makes it easy to deploy request-driven web services using AWS App Runner and Amazon ECS. We have just learned about AWS App Runner, how it helps customers build, deploy, and run containerized web apps and APIs in just a few mouse clicks.
With Copilot, however, you can deploy to AppRunner with just one command and a Dockerfile. Combining both Copilot and App Runner provides customers with a developer-focused interface where Copilot is for provisioning the necessary infrastructure-as-code resources. App Runner completely abstracts infrastructure management, including components such as load balancing or scaling.
We now have a good understanding of AWS App Runner, including its features and uses. Now it’s time for you to create an app runner service. Let’s first look at the basic requirements for creating an app runner service.
AWS App Runner: How to Get Started
We are aware that AWS App Runner, an AWS service, is used to quickly and easily transform an existing container image or sourcecode into a running we.