AWS Launches Container Application Builder, App Runner

Developers can now create, deploy and run container applications without having to worry about servers or clusters at all.

TL;DR

Amazon Web Services have launched AWS App Runner this week, a fully managed containerization service that handles all of the operational aspects of containerized web applications into general availability.

Native Computing Foundation acknowledging more than before. AWS App Runner is one of the results of this drive.
Native Computing Foundation acknowledging more than before. AWS App Runner is one of the results of this drive.
Key Facts
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    The service has a high level of automation that allows customers to run their activities with just a few clicks

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    The customer targets of this new service are not necessarily seasoned developers or well-practiced cloud engineers, greenhorns can also use AWS App Runner

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    HarshiCorp’s Terraform has extended support to the new service

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    App Runner eliminates reliance on servers, clusters, or container orchestrators like Kubernetes.

Details

Amazon’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services, has made its fully managed containerization service generally available on May 18, 2021. After the pandemic, IT teams, cloud engineers, and cloud hosts have been working overtime to deliver applications that enhance digital initiatives and remove existing restraints in the cloud computing infrastructure. It’s not like the concept of constant digital innovation wasn’t existing before; the drastic increase in the digital populace during the pandemic has put more pressure on digital innovation than ever. Results have emerged from this drive with a litany of new ideas from cloud giants and startups, with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation acknowledging more than before. AWS App Runner is one of the results of this drive.

Having released the similar AWS Fargate in 2017, users have always been vocal about a service that solves the entire container environment problem. App Runner helps customers easily run all highly demanding operations like developing, deploying, and running web containerization and APIs while handling provisioning, load balancing, continuous integration/delivery pipelines, and scaling and managing container orchestration. Customers can spare no thoughts for servers and clusters at all.

How App Runner works - source: https://aws.amazon.com/apprunner/ How App Runner works - source: https://aws.amazon.com/apprunner/

Deepak Singh, Vice President, Compute Services at Amazon Web Services,

AWS offers the broadest range of container technology in the cloud, and more and more customers want to benefit from the portability, efficiency, and cost savings containers provide.

AWS App Runner is a service that lets customers bypass the midfield. The midfield here is cluster creation and deployment, imperative knowledge on container orchestrators like Kubernetes. The customer targets of this new service are not necessarily seasoned developers or well-practiced IT teams. Greenhorns and people that lack prior experience in cloud operations can also use AWS App Runner. They only need to provide their source code, deployment pipeline, or container image and leave the web application or API deployment, network traffic load balancing, capacity scaling, application health survey, traffic encryption to AWS App Runner. Customers only need a few clicks to get these done, which means they can focus on business instead and leaving cloud architecture to this ingenious innovation.

AWS App Runner might have only seen daylight for three days, but it sure has gotten support. HashiCorp’s infrastructure-as-code tool for managing IT resources, Terraform, now supports the managed service.

AWS App Runner service supports a postpaid payment model, no upfront fees, and users are only to pay for compute, and memory resources accounted for in their application


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