Chapter 6: Deploying Applications with Docker Compose

The simplest possible practical deployment scenario of an application packaged with Docker involves running Docker Compose on a single host. Many of the commands that you use as a developer, such as docker-compose up -d, also apply to deploying Docker applications on a single host.

Running Docker applications on a single host is easier to understand than running them using one of the more complex container orchestration systems because many of the same techniques you might use to run a non-Docker application apply; however, it has some significant drawbacks in terms of performance and availability.

In this chapter, you will discover why this is the simplest practical option, learn how to ...

Get Docker for Developers now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.