Docker in the Cloud

Recipes for AWS, Azure, Google, and More

Docker in the Cloud

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Enterprises are moving an increasing number of workloads to public as well as private clouds, including significant portions of their IT infrastructure. If your company is considering a similar shift, this short cookbook provides a dozen recipes for creating Docker hosts on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine (GCE), and Microsoft Azure.

Author Sébastien Goasguen, founder of Skippbox, also shows you how to work with cloud-based container services that have recently become available: the Google Container Engine and the AWS container service. This book is ideal for developers, operators, and IT professionals.

  • Start Dockers host on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), GCE, and Azure via command-line interfaces
  • Learn a trick for running a cloud provider command-line interface in a Docker container
  • Use Docker Machine to start hosts in EC2 and Azure
  • Grant access to your Docker images through Google Container Registry
  • Use Kubernetes in the Cloud via Google Container Engine
  • Create a cluster and run tasks on Amazon’s EC2 Container Service

This ebook is an excerpt from Docker Cookbook, recently released in the fall of 2014. This larger cookbook provides more than 130 proven recipes for working with Docker, whether you’re deploying applications onsite or in the cloud.

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Sebastien Goasguen

Sebastien Goasguen

Sebastien Goasguen built his first compute cluster in the late 90's when they were still called Beowulf clusters while working on his PhD; he has been working on making computing a utility since then. He has done research in grid computing and high performance computing and with the advent of virtualization moved to cloud computing in the mid 2000s. He is currently a Senior Open Source Solutions Architect at Citrix, where he works primarily on the Apache CloudStack project, helping develop the CloudStack ecosystem. Sebastien is a project management committee member (PMC) of CloudStack and Apache libcloud and a member of the Apache Software Foundation, he focuses on the cloud ecosystem and has contributed to dozens of open source project. He is currently writing the Docker Cookbook.