Running Docker in AWS

Along with Docker, the other major technology platform we will target in this book is AWS.   

AWS is the world's leading public cloud provider, and as such offers a variety of ways to run your Docker applications:

  • Elastic Container Service (ECS): In 2014, AWS launched ECS, which was the first dedicated public cloud offering that supported Docker.  ECS provides a hybrid managed service of sorts, where ECS is responsible for orchestrating and deploying your container applications (such as the control plane of a container management platform), and you are responsible for providing the Docker Engines (referred to as ECS container instances) that your containers will actually run on.  ECS is free to use (you only pay for ...

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