Container Orchestration and Scheduling: Herding Computational Cattle

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In the world of cloud-native container platforms, the orchestration and scheduler frameworks perform all of these roles for our application “cattle.” The best application “farmers” maximize resource utilization while balancing the constantly changing demands on their systems with the need for fault-tolerance.

There is a perfect storm forming within the IT industry that comprises three important trends: the rise of truly programmable infrastructure, which includes cloud, configuration management tooling and containers; the development of adaptable application architectures, including the use of microservices, large-scale distributed message/log processing, and event-driven applications; and the emergence of new processes/methodologies, such as Lean and DevOps.

Read more at The New Stack.