8 Deploying microservices

This chapter covers

  • Why it’s crucial to get deployment right in a microservice application
  • The fundamental components of a microservice production environment
  • Deploying a service to a public cloud
  • Packaging a service as an immutable artifact

Mature deployment practices are crucial to building reliable and stable microservices. Unlike a monolithic application, where you can optimize deployment for a single use case, microservice deployment practices need to scale to multiple services, written in different languages, each with their own dependencies. You need to be able to trust your deployment process to push out new features — and new services — without harming overall availability or introducing critical defects. ...

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