Using Containers in Production
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This course is for anyone with a basic understanding of what containers are, and even why you'd want to use them, but who doesn't understand the nitty-gritty of how they work yet. You should have a basic technical literacy, as well as an understanding of cloud app architecture. In this course, you'll learn about the major concepts around containers. You'll learn about different container systems, learn all about orchestration, get a better understanding of how and why to build and run 12-factor apps on containers, container security issues, and you'll even get a quick look at how to get a microservices app up-and-running on your computer in about two minutes with Docker compose.
- Understand the options for running containers
- Understand the common security concerns
- Know why orchestration is important
- Understand what types of applications should be containerized
- Understand how logging and monitoring works with containers
- Project Manager
- Business Manager
A good prerequisite for this course is to take the Introduction to Containers course.
This Course Includes
- 47 minutes of high-definition video
- Console demonstrations
What You'll Learn
- Course Intro: What to expect from this course
- Microservices: Designing Microservices and 12-factor apps.
- Running a Microserve App on Compose: Demo of using Compose.
- Container Orchestration: What is orchestration and how does it work?
- Container Security: Best practices to make containers more secure.
- Container Logging and Monitoring: An overview of tools commonly used for monitoring.
- Container Systems and OSs: Different Linux Containers: LXC, Docker, rkt, OCI, and an overview of Windows Containers.
- Wrap-Up: Course summary
Hello and welcome to the Cloud Academy course on the Basics of Using Containers in Production. In this course we'll be going over all the different concepts you'll need to know when containerizing your app for use in production environments.
This course is for anyone with a basic understanding of what containers are, and even why you'd want to use them but who doesn't understand the nitty gritty of how they work yet. You should have a basic technical literacy as well as an understanding of cloud app architecture.
A good prereq for this course is the intro to containers course on Cloud Academy. If you're a PM, business manager or even a developer this course should be pretty helpful. Although, if you already know all about containers and wanted a tutorial on how to get your first system up and running this won't be quite for you. In this course you'll learn all about the major concepts around containers.
You'll learn about the different container systems, learn about orchestration, get a better understanding of how and why to build and run 12 factor apps on containers, container security issues, and you'll even get a quick look at how to get a microservices app up and running on your own computer in about two minutes with Docker Compose.
A little bit about myself. I've been a product manager and educator for the last six years here in New York City. I was a second employee at General Assembly where I built a number of technology courses, and I also founded a startup teaching GitHub in Docker to developers, so I've got some experience working with containers. You can learn more about my work history on LinkedIn. And with that let's begin.
About the Author
Adrian M Ryan is an educator and product manager. He was an early employee at General Assembly, has co-founded an education startup and a consultancy, and he loves teaching. He grew up in rural Alaska, and while he now lives in New York City he makes sure to find time to get out in the woods hiking whenever possible.