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Amazon Web Services

This document describes several approaches for deploying Verdaccio in the AWS cloud.

EC2

CloudFormation template for deploying this stack.

Architecture:

Clients
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| (HTTPS)
v
Application Load Balancer
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| (HTTP)
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EC2 Auto Scaling Group (Amazon Linux 2)
Docker image (Verdaccio)
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| (NFS)
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Elastic File System

Architecture notes:

  • Deploy this stack into the region closest to your users for maximum performance.
  • We use an auto scaling group primarily for self-healing. The system requirements of Verdaccio are pretty low, so it's unlikely you'll need multiple instances to handle traffic load.
  • Because Amazon Linux 2 doesn't include Node, we run Verdaccio as a Docker image rather than natively on the instance. This is faster and more secure than relying on third party package sources for Node.
  • Elastic File System is cheap and stateful, and works across AZs. An alternative would be the third-party S3 storage plugin.
    • For backup, use AWS Backup

Estimated monthly cost for a small installation (in us-east-1):

  • ALB (1 LCU average): $22.265/mo
  • EC2 (t3.nano): $3.796/mo
  • EBS (8gb): $0.80/mo
  • EFS (5gb): $1.5/mo
  • Data transfer: (10gb): $0.9/mo
  • TOTAL: Under $30/mo

ECS

You can deploy Verdaccio as a task with an ECS Volume for persistent storage.

Note: Fargate doesn't support persistent volumes, so you have to use the S3 storage plugin.

EKS

See the documentation pages on Kubernetes and Docker.