Leverage Docker, Microservices, Kubernetes and DevOps in AWS

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Cloud computing has evolved over the years. Now, enterprises are doing everything in the cloud from deploying business-critical applications to completing cloud backup processes.

The small and medium-size businesses need to set themselves apart from the crowd. To do so, they have to be vigilant on cutting-edge innovations in technology.

Microservices

Microservices is an approach to the modular development of a large application. Each module serves a particular business purpose and uses a simple, well-defined interface to communicate with other modules.

Benefits of Microservices

Speed

  • Faster development and deployment

Innovation

  • Autonomy of teams, culture of change
  • Ownership and DevOps culture

Quality

  • Reusability
  • More maintainable code
  • Better scaling and optimizations
  • Failure isolation and resiliency

AWS’s extensive portfolio of managed services can help product teams build microservices architectures and minimize architectural and operational complexity.

Docker

Docker containerizes an environment existing within a physical or virtual machine. Organizations can run multiple applications on a single virtual machine. IT teams have the flexibility to decide which percentage of the computer’s RAM and CPU are devoted to each application.

The benefit of using Docker instead of traditional AWS virtual machines is that configuring Docker Containers is simpler than other methods. It reduces costs and provides IT departments with less work to do, enabling them to focus on business functionality.

Kubernetes

An open source orchestration platform for managing cloud workloads, scaling and managing containerized applications as Docker. Kubernetes simplifies deployment operations that are especially valuable to developers of modern applications.

Kubernetes marks a breakthrough for DevOps because it allows teams to keep pace with the requirements of modern software development. It makes it possible to derive maximum utility from containers and build cloud-native applications that can run anywhere, independent of cloud-specific requirements.

DevOps

AWS supports two offerings that assist the DevOps process: CloudFormation and OpWorks. CloudFormation allows organizations to customize application and infrastructure settings with an AWS resource template. This helps in reducing the time necessary to bring applications to employees and support information technology teams in deploying the programs across the cloud environment.

OpWorks absorbs an application’s configuration requirements and source code repository and generates executable artifacts. The executables are deployed automatically to the production environment. This helps and makes release cycle of application shorter and allow IT teams to implement changes with efficiency and frequency.

Register now for the forthcoming Webinar to learn more about these technologies.
Register now for the webinar: Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes.

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