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Amazon EC2 Cookbook by Aurobindo Sarkar, Sekhar Reddy

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Using Docker containers for AWS deployments

Docker containers are like lightweight VMs and allow you to run your application in an isolated environment. Using Docker, you can package your application inside a lightweight container and ship it to your dev, QA, staging, and production environments. Docker's simplified API helps you with the creation and deployment of containers, and its versioning feature helps you easily manage your containers across your environments (that is, dev, test, staging, and production). You can share your Docker images using public registry, Docker hub, maintained by Docker, Inc.

Managing and scheduling these containers in a fleet of machines adds complexity. However, Amazon EC2 Container Service solves this problem for ...

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