Containers have become the norm for creating standard applications. Clients and engineers don’t like downtime in the production environment, and recently, several organizations have adopted containers as a solution. The desire for scalable, high-performing applications that don’t experience downtime has led many to orchestration technologies like Kubernetes.
Ruby on Rails, also known as Rails, is a popular framework suited to nearly any web application. Many well-known commercial sites, such as Airbnb, GitHub, Bloomberg, and Basecamp—the site it was created for—use it today.
Rails is known for its ease of use and scalability. You can get a site with a complete database back end up and running in minutes. The framework also makes deploying sites from development to production environments effortless.
What Is Heroku?
Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly build and deliver applications. Like other PaaS offerings, the Heroku platform manages the infrastructure and development environment, allowing developers to focus on creating and optimizing applications.
What Is DigitalOcean?
DigitalOcean is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider that recently added an application platform as a service offering. Unlike strictly platform as a service (PaaS) providers such as Google App Engine or Heroku, DigitalOcean provides users with access to the underlying virtual machines supporting their applications. Users can configure the disk space, memory allocation, networking settings, operating system, and more to best meet the needs of their application.
Docker is the most widely used container platform today. But what is Docker, and what do you need to know about it? How can Docker help you manage your IT infrastructure? Can it help you lower costs and improve uptime?
This post will cover what Docker is, what it’s suitable for, and what it’s not so good for. Then we’ll show you how to quickly get started using it.