Episode 82 - Getting Started With Containers

In this episode of AWS TechChat, we start with an introduction of containers and explain the many terms we often hear about them.

We then pivot and discuss why the industry is adopting containers, its benefits, and how you can get started by either using your local machine, single board computer, or an Amazon technology. From images through to Docker files, this episode will help you get started on your containers journey.

We dive into orchestration, talk about when to use containers and serverless, and close off the show with containers development tools and show you how you would deploy and manage them in AWS.

We just scratched the surface on the tooling we covered and suggest our listeners take a read through some of the links below:

AWS glossary - AWS General Reference (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/glos-chap.html)
Glossary | Docker Documentation (https://docs.docker.com/glossary/)
Container Orchestration
Amazon ECS vs Amazon EKS: making sense of AWS container services | Con... (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/amazon-ecs-vs-amazon-eks-making-sense-of-aws-container-services/)
Lambda Containers:
New for AWS Lambda – Container Image Support | AWS News Blog (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-for-aws-lambda-container-image-support/)
Developing an application based on multiple microservices using AWS Co... (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/developing-an-application-based-on-multiple-microservices-using-the-aws-copilot-and-aws-fargate/)
AWS Copilot is now generally available | Containers (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/aws-copilot-is-now-generally-available/)
Amazon ECS developer tools overview - Amazon Elastic Container Service (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/ecs-developer-tools.html#developer-tools-dockercli)
Tutorial: Creating a Cluster with an EC2 Task Using the Amazon ECS CLI... (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/ecs-cli-tutorial-ec2.html)
The eksctl command line utility - Amazon EKS (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/eksctl.html)
A Docker Tutorial for Beginners (https://docker-curriculum.com/)

Shane Baldacchino - Edge Specialist Solutions Architect, ANZ, AWS
Shai Perednik - Solutions Architect, AWS