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 ...

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