Docker on Amazon Web Services

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  • Build, deploy, and operate Docker applications using AWS
  • Solve key operational challenges, such as secrets management
  • Exploit the powerful capabilities and tight integration of other AWS services
    Design and operate Docker applications running on ECS
  • Deploy Docker applications quickly, consistently, and reliably using IaC
  • Manage and operate Docker clusters and applications for no additional cost

Over the last few years, Docker has been the gold standard for building and distributing container applications. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a leader in public cloud computing, and was the first to offer a managed container platform in the form of the Elastic Container Service (ECS).

Docker on Amazon Web Services starts with the basics of containers, Docker, and AWS, before teaching you how to install Docker on your local machine and establish access to your AWS account. You'll then dig deeper into the ECS, a native container management platform provided by AWS that simplifies management and operation of your Docker clusters and applications for no additional cost. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you'll solve key operational challenges, including secrets management and auto-scaling your infrastructure and applications. You'll explore alternative strategies for deploying and running your Docker applications on AWS, including Fargate and ECS Service Discovery, Elastic Beanstalk, Docker Swarm and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). In addition to this, there will be a strong focus on adopting an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach using AWS CloudFormation.

By the end of this book, you'll not only understand how to run Docker on AWS, but also be able to build real-world, secure, and scalable container platforms in the cloud.

  • Configure Docker for the ECS environment
  • Integrate Docker with different AWS tools
  • Implement container networking and deployment at scale
Page Count 822
Course Length 24 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781788626507
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2018


Justin Menga

Justin Menga is a full-stack technologist with over 20 years experience of working with organizations to build large-scale applications and platforms, with a focus on end-to-end application architecture, the cloud, continuous delivery, and infrastructure automation. Justin started his career as an infrastructure and network engineer/architect, working with many large enterprise and service provider customers. In the past few years, Justin has switched his focus to building applications and full-service platforms, working with a wide array of technologies, yet still maintaining and applying his prior infrastructure and network expertise to containers and public clouds. He has programmed in Objective C, C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Scala, Python, Java, and Go, and has a keen interest in continuous delivery, Docker, and automation tools that speed the path from development to production.