Chapter 11. A primer on container orchestration

This chapter covers
  • Managing simple Docker services with systemd
  • Managing multi-host Docker services with Helios
  • Using Hashicorp’s Consul for service discovery
  • Service registration using Registrator

The technology Docker is built on has existed for a while in different forms, but Docker is the solution that’s managed to grab the interest of the technology industry. This puts Docker in an enviable position—Docker’s mindshare did the initial job of kickstarting an ecosystem of tools, which became a self-perpetuating cycle of people being drawn into the ecosystem and contributing back to it.

This is particularly evident when it comes to orchestration. After seeing a list ...

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