Containers on AWS: ECS, EKS, and Fargate
The container landscape in general and on AWS in particular is changing quickly. AWS releases new services and features to deploy containers constantly. Currently, the most interesting options are: Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Elastic Kubernetes ...Read more
Running containers on spot infrastructure
Running workloads on spot infrastructure is significantly cheaper. You can reduce your bill by 50% or more. Keep in mind that spot workloads can be terminated at any time. If you are lucky, you will be noticed 2 minutes upfront to shut down gracefully. ...Read more
Run the AWS CLI v2 inside Docker
The last time I bought a new laptop, I decided to install it from scratch. My goal: keep the installation as clean as possible. Run anything inside Docker containers. Especially the development environments. I work for many clients. I often encounter si...Read more
What's the best AWS Compute option for your project?
There are many good reasons why you should move to the cloud and AWS in particular. Benefit from the latest innovations or consume sophisticated technology as a commodity (relational databases, Hadoop clusters, data warehouses, …) to lower your time to ...Read more
In the making: Rapid Docker on AWS Video Course
In October 2019, we released Rapid Docker on AWS as an eBook. Today, we launch early access to our new Video Course. Rapid Docker on AWS is designed for DevOps engineers and web developers who want to run dockerized web applications on AWS. We lead you ...Read more
Dockerizing Ruby on Rails
Did you dockerize your Ruby on Rails application already? You definitely should! Read on to learn why and how. Shipping software is a challenge. Endless installation instructions explain in detail how to install and configure an application as well as a...Read more
How to dockerize your Node.js Express application for AWS Fargate?
Checklist: Is your application ready for a container cluster?
Is your application ready to run on a container cluster? Use this checklist to find out whether you are good to deploy your application on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and AWS Fargate or any other container cluster solution. Does your applica...Read more
How to dockerize your Python Django application for AWS Fargate?
The biggest game-changer for Docker on AWS was the announcement of AWS Fargate. Operating Docker containers could not be easier. With AWS Fargate, you launch Docker containers in the cloud without any need to manage virtual machines. Django is a popular...Read more
Resilient task scheduling with ECS Fargate
Many applications use scheduled jobs to automate recurring tasks, such as: Generating and sending a monthly report. Disabling users who haven’t logged in for more than 365 days. Deleting stale data from the database. Doing so is simple, as long as an...Read more