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Microservices: Building Scalable Software by David Gonzalez, Rajesh RV, Sourabh Sharma

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What does cluster management do?

Typical cluster management tools help virtualize a set of machines and manage them as a single cluster. Cluster management tools also help move the workload or containers across machines while being transparent to the consumer. Technology evangelists and practitioners use different terminologies, such as cluster orchestration, cluster management, data center virtualization, container schedulers, or container life cycle management, container orchestration, data center operating system, and so on.

Many of these tools currently support both Docker-based containers as well as noncontainerized binary artifact deployments, such as a standalone Spring Boot application. The fundamental function of these cluster management ...

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