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Docker High Performance. - Second Edition

By : Allan Espinosa, Russ McKendrick
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Docker High Performance. - Second Edition

By: Allan Espinosa, Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

Docker is an enterprise-grade container platform that allows you to build and deploy your apps. Its portable format lets you run your code right from your desktop workstations to popular cloud computing providers. This comprehensive guide will improve your Docker work?ows and ensure your application's production environment runs smoothly. This book starts with a refresher on setting up and running Docker and details the basic setup for creating a Docker Swarm cluster. You will then learn how to automate this cluster by using the Chef server and cookbooks. After that, you will run the Docker monitoring system with Prometheus and Grafana, and deploy the ELK stack. You will also learn best practices for optimizing Docker images. After deploying containers with the help of Jenkins, you will then move on to a tutorial on using Apache JMeter to analyze your application's performance. You will learn how to use Docker Swarm and NGINX to load-balance your application, and how common debugging tools in Linux can be used to troubleshoot Docker containers. By the end of this book, you will be able to integrate all the optimizations that you have learned and put everything into practice in your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt
Contributors
Preface
Index

Contributors

About the authors

Allan Espinosa is a DevOps practitioner and an active open source contributor to various distributed system tools, such as Docker and Chef. Allan maintains several Docker images for popular open source software that were popular even before their official release from the upstream open source groups.

Throughout his career, Allan has worked on large distributed systems containing hundreds to thousands of servers in production. He has built scalable applications on various platforms, ranging from large supercomputing centers to production clusters in the enterprise. He is currently managing distributed systems at scale for Bloomberg, where he oversees the company's Hadoop infrastructure. Allan can be contacted through his Twitter handle, @AllanEspinosa

I would like to thank my wife, Kana, for the continuous support that allowed me to spend significant time with this project.

Russ McKendrick is an experienced system administrator who has been working in IT and related industries for over 25 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities, from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in both client-facing and internal teams for large organizations.

Russ supports open source systems and tools on public and private clouds at N4Stack, a Node4 company, where he is the practice manager (SRE and DevOps). In his spare time, he has written several books including Mastering Docker, Learn Ansible and Kubernetes for Serverless Applications, all published by Packt Publishing.

About the reviewer

Shashikant Bangera is a lead DevOps architect working for a multinational IT service provider. He specializes in architecting automated, efficient delivery pipelines to help build software rapidly and effectively. He has extensive experience with the cloud, containers, and DevOps tools and process. He has worked across a variety of domains, and designed DevOps processes and automation for large-scale projects. He is an open source enthusiast and has multiple projects under his name on GitHub. He has a master's degree from Welingkar University. 

 

 

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