This document describes several approaches for deploying Verdaccio in the AWS cloud.
Application Load Balancer
EC2 Auto Scaling Group (Amazon Linux 2)
Docker image (Verdaccio)
Elastic File System
- 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
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.