Docker for Amazon Web Services Beta

Yesterday the following email dropped into my inbox … … I spend a lot of the day job looking at and talking about Amazon Web Services (AWS) so this had got my interest. In my last book I covered Amazon’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) and I have to admit that it wasn’t the most greatest service Amazon had released, especially compared the ease you can now launch Swarm Clusters using Docker....

August 12, 2016 · 6 min · Russ Mckendrick

Docker Swarm

As mentioned a few weeks ago I have been part of the Docker for macOS (as its now known) beta for a while. I didn’t pay much attention to the update last night until I just caught up on the tweets from Docker Con and noticed that they have built in orchestration straight into the core Docker Engine. They said it was there now and it will take no time to run so I decided to give it ago;...

June 30, 2016 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick

Docker Load Balancing & Application Bundles

Earlier in the week I wrote about the new Docker Swarm functionality, as i didn’t have much time I was just using the Docker for Mac beta. Launching a Swarm cluster To test more of the new features we are going to need a few servers so rather than launching them locally I decided to write an Ansible playbook to launch x number of droplets in Digital Ocean. Once the droplets have launched the playbook goes on to perform the following tasks;...

June 25, 2016 · 25 min · Russ Mckendrick