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Using Docker with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

by David Clinton

Looking to deploy your Docker container cluster to the cloud but can't get your mind around the complexity? AWS's Elastic Beanstalk is a managed service that abstracts most of the layers of difficulty away. This course will get you started.

What you'll learn

At the core of Elastic Beanstalk - especially as it's used for Docker container deployments - is a thorough knowledge of Docker container clusters. In this course, Using Docker with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, you will learn how to deploy and coordinate individual Docker containers into a fully-managed AWS-based Docker cluster. You will review some container basics and understand how Beanstalk invisibly marshals a wide range of AWS resources to make the cluster work. Next you'll see how Docker clusters are built through a quick look at Docker Swarm mode. Finally, you'll launch your own multi-tiered Docker application on Elastic Beanstalk. When you're finished with this course, you will have a solid working knowledge of running Docker containers on AWS's Elastic Beanstalk. This knowledge will help you as you improve your ability to launch and manage large container clusters in the cloud.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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