Posted On: Oct 23, 2020

Today, the AWS Copilot CLI for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) launched version 0.5.0. Starting with this release, you can deploy applications or jobs that need to run only on a particular schedule. AWS Copilot has built in timeouts and retries to provide more flexibility for how your scheduled jobs run. AWS Copilot will also deploy all the required infrastructure and settings, while you just provide the application and the schedule to be run. This allows you to focus on development instead of manually setting up rules and infrastructure to ensure your scheduled jobs run when needed.

Additionally, you can now specify a container image name in your manifest and AWS Copilot will start containers based on that image and deploy the underlying infrastructure for you. You no longer need to have a Dockerfile and code to deploy, and can deploy and manage pre-built containers within AWS Copilot. 

To get started, see the following resources:

  • Read the full release notes for v0.5.0 here.
  • AWS Copilot can deploy applications to AWS Fargate supported regions and is available for download on Mac and Linux here.
  • Connect with us and learn more about the project on our open source GitHub repository.
  • Read about AWS Copilot on the AWS Containers blog.
  • See tutorials with AWS Copilot in our documentation.