Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

Today, AWS Copilot announced the release of version 1.9. With this release, AWS Copilot now allows you to configure a friendly DNS name for your request driven web services deployed with AWS App Runner. This feature was already available for load balanced web services deployed with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Customers using AWS App Runner can now provide a friendly DNS name, such as, directly in the manifest file and AWS Copilot will provision and manage the necessary infrastructure to associate the domain name with the customer’s service deployed with App Runner.

AWS Copilot v1.9 also adds support for creating multiple environments in the same Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This enables customers to save costs during development stages by sharing a single VPC across multiple AWS Copilot environments. By default, AWS Copilot will continue to to create separate VPCs for each environment. Furthermore, with this release, AWS Copilot now automatically sets the Docker default platform to be linux/amd64 to improve compatibility with customers’ ARM-based machines.

You can deploy applications to Amazon ECS with AWS Copilot in all Regions where AWS Fargate is available. Additionally, you can deploy applications with AWS Copilot using App Runner in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). You can refer to the Copilot release notes for v1.9 here. To get started, download AWS Copilot on Mac, Linux, or Windows here.