Stand alone container registry

Hi guys,

Our org using Gitlab community edition and having problem with complete pipeline duration. Because we are hosting Gitlab in our on prem machine and git-runner is in AWS. Container images are pulled through the ec2(AWS) and container images pushed to the local (our gitlab). Deploying local images to the AWS is the main reason of CI/CD taking so long. We cannot host Gitlab on AWS and host runner on on-prem. So we would like to host stand alone gitlab container registry on AWS and connect with our Gitlab using our gitlab user authententication(not htpasswd from docker container registry). Is it possible to make it?