Container Orchestration Tools

Container orchestration tools can be broadly defined as providing an enterprise-level framework for integrating and managing containers at scale. Such tools aim to simplify container management and provide a framework not only for defining initial container deployment but also for managing multiple containers as one entity — for purposes of availability, scaling, and networking.

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Some container orchestration tools to know about include:

Amazon ECS — The Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) supports Docker containers and lets you run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

Azure Container Service (ACS) — ACS lets you create a cluster of virtual machines that act as container hosts along with master machines that are used to manage your application containers.

Cloud Foundry’s Diego — Diego is a container management system that combines a scheduler, runner, and health manager. It is a rewrite of the Cloud Foundry runtime.

CoreOS Fleet — Fleet is a container management tool that lets you deploy Docker containers on hosts in a cluster as well as distribute services across a cluster.

Docker Swarm — Docker Swarm provides native clustering functionality for Docker containers, which lets you turn a group of Docker engines into a single, virtual Docker engine.

Google Container Engine — Google Container Engine, which is built on Kubernetes, lets you run Docker containers on the Google Cloud platform. It schedules containers into the cluster and manages them based on user-defined requirements.

Kubernetes — Kubernetes is an orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling and manages workloads based on user-defined parameters.

Mesosphere Marathon — Marathon is a container orchestration framework for Apache Mesos that is designed to launch long-running applications. It offers key features for running applications in a clustered environment.


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