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Docker in Production: Lessons from the Trenches by Justin Cormack, Joe Johnston, Milos Gajdos, Antoni Batchelli, John Fiedler

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Chapter 5. Beanstalk Environment

In most software companies today there are several infrastructure environments. These are typically a three-tier structure with a test, staging, and production environment. Some companies have a pre-prod or even canary environments in addition to these but those are special cases. These different environments provide isolation for the life cycle of new code or even infrastructure components. The environments are typically made up of at least a web server tier for application logic and presentation and a database tier. Over the last 10 years or so these environments have been fairly static within companies. We found a company, RelateIQ, doing something a little interesting that could break up this model.

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