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Mesos in Action by Roger Ignazio

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Chapter 1. Introducing Mesos

This chapter covers

  • Introducing Mesos
  • Comparing Mesos with a traditional datacenter
  • Understanding when and why to use Mesos
  • Working with Mesos’s distributed architecture

Traditionally, physical—and virtual—machines have been the typical units of computing in a datacenter. Machines are provisioned with various configuration management tools to later have applications deployed. These machines are usually organized into clusters providing individual services, and systems administrators oversee their day-to-day operations. Eventually, these clusters reach their maximum capacity, and more machines are brought online to handle the load.

In 2010, a project at the University of California, Berkeley, aimed to solve ...

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