AWS is one of the most popular platforms for running Docker workloads, and we’ve seen more and more users deploy Rancher in conjunction with multiple AWS services to deliver a resilient production grade service. In our December online meetup, we discussed best practices for running Docker applications in Amazon with Rancher. We’ll demosntrated at how to deploy, scale and manage deployments while using underlying AWS features, such as EBS, ELB, Route53, RDS, and more.
Over the meetup we demonstrated:
• Deploying Rancher using RDS, ELB and Route53
• Deploy capacity in AWS with Docker Machine
• Deploying persistent applications using NFS storage
• Using autoscaling groups with Rancher
• Leveraging ELB and Route53 for load balancing.
• Dynamically utilizing spot instances to reduce costs
We also had a demo from Spotinst, on how to automate management of Spot Instances.