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Instant Reverse Proxy with Docker

Recently I have been using Docker to build out an Apache reverse proxy in development. The advantages of using Docker in this scenario are: Increased Security through isolation - Docker containers jail your application so that the main operating system hosting the container is protected. The containers are ephemeral and can be rebuilt in seconds. Some organizations rebuild their applications on a nightly basis.Fast Deployment - Once your docker file is setup you can deploy docker containers in seconds. This makes it very simple to graduate changes from development to production or rebuild infrastructure in DR scenarioCloud Friendly - Docker containers are very portable. If suddenly your organization wants to move to cloud infrastructure or hosting providers, it is a relatively simple task to move these containers. Additionally, cloud companies like Amazon, Azure are heavily invested in Docker and already have many of the tools in place for organizations using Docker.
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