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Dockerizing legacy applications with confd

Dockerizing legacy applications with confd

This blog post is an excerpt of our book Rapid Docker on AWS. A legacy application typically uses files to read configuration parameters. But working with configuration files is cumbersome when building Docker images for the use with ECS (EC2 or Farga...

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How to dockerize your PHP application for AWS Fargate?

How to dockerize your PHP application for AWS Fargate?

This blog post is an excerpt of our book Rapid Docker on AWS. 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...

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Three ways to run Docker on AWS

Three ways to run Docker on AWS

There are a bunch of different ways to run your containerized workloads on AWS. This blog post compares the three most important ways to run Docker on AWS: Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) with AWS Fargate Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kub...

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Fargate networking 101

Fargate networking 101

Fargate runs Docker containers on AWS. ECS is responsible for orchestrating the containers that Fargate runs. If you are new to Fargate, I recommend you to read: ECS vs. Fargate: What’s the difference?. ECS and Fargate offer deep integration with other ...

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ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

When discussing options to run Docker on AWS, I’m often asked about the differences between ECS and EKS or Kubernets. However, lately, a new question arises: What’s the difference between ECS and AWS Fargate? In this blog post, you get the answer. You a...

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Fargate is ready for prime time, and we share our CloudFormation templates

Fargate is ready for prime time, and we share our CloudFormation templates

The recent AWS Fargate Price Reduction (up to 50%) is the last piece in the puzzle to call Fargate a reasonable choice for running Docker workloads on AWS. The CIO perspective is as simple as this: you provide the Docker image and scaling rules, Fargate...

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EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS

EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS

AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Since yesterday, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I’d like to take a second...

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A simple way to manage log messages from containers: CloudWatch Logs

A simple way to manage log messages from containers: CloudWatch Logs

Gone are the days when administrators logged into their machines to access log files. Containers and virtual machines are launched and terminated dynamically to scale based on demand, to deploy new versions, or to recover from failure nowadays. Collecti...

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ECS vs. Kubernetes: same same but different

ECS vs. Kubernetes: same same but different

EC2 Container Service (ECS) and Kubernetes (K8s) are solving the same problem: managing containers across a cluster of hosts. The battle between ECS and Kubernetes reminds me of the editor war between vi and Emacs: heated discussions focusing on technic...

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AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app CI/CD pipeline

AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app CI/CD pipeline

In the previous article, you learned how to use CloudFormation to describe a production-ready infrastructure for a containerized app running on ECS. In this article you will learn to: Automate the creation of a Docker image that contains the app Deploy...

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