Deploying to Private Infrastructure
Deploying to private infrastructure or even public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), doesn’t require abandoning the technologies you’ve just learned about. In fact, your existing Docker container is well suited for deployment on a custom-built server.
Docker is only a part of the solution, though. Docker provides the containerization layer that isolates your processes and makes it possible to scale easily. But you still need to orchestrate and manage the many containers you’ll run. For that, you’ll use Rancher.
Rancher is open source software that makes it possible to deploy and orchestrate private Docker containers. It provides all of the necessary infrastructure ...