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AWS App Runner: A Guide for deploying Web Applications

1. Introduction
2. Features
3. High-Level Architecture Diagram
4. Simple steps for creating an App Runner Service
6. View Logs of the Service
7. Benefits
8. Use Cases
8. Conclusion
9. About CloudThat
10. Frequently Asked Questions



AWS recently launched a new service called App Runner. This fully managed containerized application service helps build, deploy, and run web applications, microservices, and APIs within minutes from the source code or using Container Image.

AWS manages the underlying infrastructure and resources by adhering to best security practices by providing the automatic integration and delivery pipeline with fully managed operations, high performance, scalability, and security. Currently, AWS App Runner is supported in five regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

AWS App Runner provides per-second billing and will get a public endpoint with a verified TLS certificate with minimal steps. App Runner can use our existing containers or the integrated container build service to deploy applications directly from the code repository.

Read more about AWS containers in this blog.

AWS App Runner also works with AWS Copilot to containerize the application and automate other services like Amazon DynamoDB.


High-Level Architecture Diagram:

AWS App Runner

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Simple steps for creating an App Runner Service:

AWS App Runner

1. Choose the Source Connection:

There are two options available for source: AWS Container Registry or GitHub Repository.

2. Deployment Settings:

3. Configure Build and Runtime:

4. Configure Service:

View Logs of the Service:

In the Service dashboard, you will be able to see below logs:


Use Cases


AWS App Runner helps developers deploy the application in minimal steps without intervening with the developer in infrastructure and resource selection, providing better security, monitoring, and high application availability.

One can make the best use of App Runner to deploy applications without worrying about configuring servers, security, and scalability issues. We have learned how to deploy a simple web application right from source code. To know about newly launched AWS services in 2021, here is a blog on AWS re:Invent 2021 highlights. 

About CloudThat

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To get started, go through our Expert Advisory page and Managed Services Package that is CloudThats offerings. Then, you can quickly get in touch with our highly accomplished team of experts to carry out your migration needs. Feel free to drop a comment or any queries that you have about AWS App Runner, containers, or any other AWS services, and we will get back to you quickly.

10. Frequently Asked Questions

AWS app Runner is the darling of developers who wish to deploy containerized web applications and Application Program Interface (APIs). Basically, it is a fully managed service that demands no prior infrastructure experience. AWS App runner eases the developers from the stress of worrying about servers or scaling and lets them to focus on application development tasks.

 AWS app Runner’s general availability was made on May 18, 2021.

The following source from AWS provides a detailed step-by-step approach to executing AWS app Runner. 


WRITTEN BY Cherukula Bhanu Prakash Reddy



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