The new collaboration between Docker and AWS will allow developers to focus on application development, streamlining the process of deploying and managing containers in AWS from their local development environment. The duo have created an integrated and frictionless experience to leverage Docker Compose, Docker Desktop, and Docker Hub to deploy their apps on Amazon Elastic Container Service and Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate.
According to the announcement, Docker and AWS collaborated to build a simplified workflow that allows developers to quickly and easily switch from running containers in a local Docker Desktop environment to Amazon ECS. Docker Chief Executive Officer Scott Johnston said,
“This is a big step toward giving developers the best experience building, sharing, and running cloud-native apps with Docker and Amazon ECS. This experience allows developers to work locally and take the same experience into a production-scale cloud service with Amazon ECS, reducing the span of knowledge needed and accelerating their time to production.”
Benefits of this solution include:
- Developers can leverage the knowledge they already have about Docker and the apps they have defined with Docker Compose to accelerate their ability to deploy in the cloud.
- Native integration between Docker and Amazon ECS allows customers to more smoothly target Amazon ECS for their multi-container deployments.
- Docker Compose, the preferred developer’s tool for defining multi-container applications, is an open-source specification with open governance. The initiative will, therefore, provide the wider community of new and existing users with transparency, allowing them input into the future direction of the specification as well as Docker Compose-based tools.