The Solodev Cloud platform enables administrators to create multiple instances of the Solodev CMS system using containers. Containers allow administrators to host and deploy various services and applications on a variety of systems reliably and consistently. For example, containers allow administrators to create and deploy an instance of Solodev CMS for their production site and another instance for testing and development. In another example, administrators can create and deploy one instance of Solodev CMS that houses the site for their clients on the Eastern Coast of the United States and another that houses the site for their clients on the West Coast to better stagger the release of features, events, etc. With the added ability to set and manage permissions, administrators can enjoy enhanced security and provide better control over mission critical applications or tasks.

Advantages of containers

After launching a container, users can enjoy the following advantages:

  • Less overhead: Containers use less system resources than traditional hardware or WM environments since a full copy of the operating system is not required.
  • Increased portability: Applications running in containers can be easily deployed to different operating systems or hardware platforms.
  • Consistent operations: Containerized applications run the same regardless of where they are deployed.
  • Increased efficiency: Rapidly deploy, scale or patch applications
  • Improved application development: Accelerate development, test, and production cycles.

Launching a container

  • On the Solodev Cloud workspace, click Infrastructure.
  • Click Containers.
  • Click Add container
  • Click Launch on the Solodev CMS card. 
  • Enter the Name,  select a cluster from the select box, set the version of Solodev CMS.
  • Accept the terms and conditions and click Launch.
  • Click Launch
  • The user is directed to a page for the container created. 
  • An alert appears in the bottom left corner of the screen notifying the user that the container was successfully launched. 
  • Once the container status says live, click the link to open the instance of Solodev CMS. 
  • At the login page, enter your Solodev Cloud credentials. 

The next article will discuss managing containers. 

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