reference deployment

Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker on AWS

Cloud-first content management and customer experience platform

Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker is built exclusively for Amazon Web Services (AWS) with fully containerized orchestration. With containers, you can reach new levels of productivity and management, allowing you to run and scale at will.

Solodev is a cloud-first content management and customer experience platform. It allows users to deploy a variety of web solutions, including websites, headless APIs, mobile applications, and more.

Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker on AWS sets up Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), and AWS WAF, which is managed by Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS).

This Quick Start was developed by Solodev in collaboration with AWS. Solodev is an APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up the following Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker environment on AWS:

    • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones.
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the VPC:
      • An Application Load Balancer (ALB) to distribute HTTP and HTTPS requests across multiple Solodev instances.
      • Amazon ECS to provide containerized orchestration for Docker, allowing the application to run and scale with container images and resources.
    • In the private subnets:
      • Amazon EC2 servers on which Solodev DCX resides.
      • An Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group for automatic scaling during events.
      • Amazon RDS with MySQL, with synchronous replication for high redundancy.
    • Amazon EFS for scalable file storage.
    • Amazon S3 for storage and backup buckets available at any time.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker environment on AWS in about 25 minutes, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Subscribe to the Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker Amazon Machine Image in the AWS Marketplace.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:
    4. Test the deployment.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on this solution.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip     After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    The Quick Start requires a subscription to the Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker container, which is available from AWS Marketplace. Additional pricing, terms, and conditions may apply. For information about other components that the Solodev DCX Enterprise Edition for Docker container uses, see the deployment guide.