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Run Docker on AWS and build real-world, secure, and scalable container platforms on cloud

Key Features

  • Configure Docker for the ECS environment
  • Integrate Docker with different AWS tools
  • Implement container networking and deployment at scale

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • 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

Who this book is for

Docker on Amazon Web Services is for you if you want to build, deploy, and operate applications using the power of containers, Docker, and Amazon Web Services. Basic understanding of containers and Amazon Web Services or any other cloud provider will be helpful, although no previous experience of working with these is required.

Table of Contents

  1. Container and Docker Fundamentals
  2. Building Applications Using Docker
  3. Getting Started with AWS
  4. Introduction to ECS
  5. Publishing Docker Images using ECR
  6. Building Custom ECS Container Instances
  7. Creating ECS Clusters
  8. Deploying Applications using ECS
  9. Managing Secrets
  10. Isolating Network Access
  11. Managing ECS Infrastucture Lifecycle
  12. ECS Auto Scaling
  13. Continuously Delivering ECS Applications
  14. Fargate and ECS Service Discovery
  15. Elastic Beanstalk
  16. Docker Swarm in AWS
  17. Elastic Kubernetes Service
  18. Assessments