Summary of a Containerization and Kubernetes Deployment Strategy on AWS. A difficult area, which requires a lot of specialised skills and Agile processes to discover, fail, deploy, improve and manage.
Objective: Enable efficient and scalable application deployment, management, and orchestration through the adoption of containerization and Kubernetes on the AWS cloud platform. Key Components:
Description: Adopt containerization using Docker to package applications and their dependencies into lightweight, portable containers.
Containerize existing applications incrementally.
Develop new applications with containerization in mind.
Utilize Docker images for consistency across development, testing, and production environments.
AWS Container Services:
Description: Leverage AWS container services, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), for efficient container orchestration and management.
Assess the suitability of ECS or EKS based on specific application requirements.
Implement ECS for simpler container orchestration or EKS for a fully managed Kubernetes environment.
Integrate with AWS Fargate for serverless container deployments.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC):
Description: Implement Infrastructure as Code practices to automate the provisioning and configuration of container-related resources on AWS.
Use AWS CloudFormation or Terraform to define and manage infrastructure.
Store infrastructure code in version-controlled repositories for traceability and reproducibility.