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How To Deploy Machine Learning Model with Docker Container

Basic understanding of docker and how to run Python flask application as a docker container

Audhi Aprilliant
10 min readMay 2

Do you want to simplify your Python Flask application deployment and ensure consistent performance across different environments? Look no further! Dive into the world of Docker and learn how to deploy your Flask application with ease. Unleash the power of containerization and create portable, reproducible, and efficient deployments.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the entire process, from setting up Docker to deploying your Flask application. Discover the game-changing benefits of Docker for Flask deployment and elevate your application development to new heights.

Introduction to Docker

A Docker container is a lightweight and portable software package that contains everything needed to run a piece of software, including the code, runtime, system tools, and libraries, in a self-sufficient, isolated environment. It is created from a Docker image, which is a snapshot of a pre-configured system that can be run on any machine with Docker installed.

Think of a Docker container as a virtualized, standalone executable package that encapsulates an application and all its dependencies, allowing it to run consistently across different environments without being affected by the underlying host system. Containers are isolated from each other and from the host system, which provides consistency and reproducibility in software development and deployment.

Let me describe the Docker container with the analogy for children.

Imagine you have a toy box with lots of different toys, such as action figures, cars, and building blocks. Each toy has its own special features, like the color, shape, and how it moves. Now, imagine you want to play with your toys at your friend’s house, but you can’t take your entire toy box with you. Instead, you decide to pack a small bag with just a few toys that you need for your playdate.

In a similar way, a Docker container is like a small bag that holds a special toy (i.e., an application) and everything it…



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