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Docker Orchestration

By : Randall Smith
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Docker Orchestration

By: Randall Smith

Overview of this book

Docker orchestration is what you need when transitioning from deploying containers individually on a single host to deploying complex multi-container apps on many machines. This book covers the new orchestration features of Docker 1.12 and helps you efficiently build, test, and deploy your application using Docker. You will be shown how to build multi-container applications using Docker Compose. You will also be introduced to the building blocks for multi-host Docker clusters such as registry, overlay networks, and shared storage using practical examples. This book gives an overview of core tools such as Docker Machine, Swarm, and Compose which will enhance your orchestration skills. You’ll learn how to set up a swarm using the decentralized building block. Next, you’ll be shown how to make the most out of the in-built orchestration feature of Docker engine and you’ll use third-party tools such as Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and CoreOS to orchestrate your existing process. Finally, you will learn to deploy cluster hosts on cloud services and automate your infrastructure.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Docker Orchestration
About the Author
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Further reading

This chapter and the preceding three showed just a few of the orchestration platforms out there. There are many others and it seems as if another one is released every day. Here are some other orchestration tools to look at:

  • Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all have container services as part of their cloud offerings. These are often the easiest ways to use containers in the cloud.

  • Red Hat OpenShift is a PaaS platform built on top of Kubernetes. It is available as a hosted platform or it can be installed on-site. There is also an open source variant called OpenShift Origin. For more details, refer to

  • Panamax is an open source project developed by CenturyLink based on Fleet and CoreOS. It provides an easy to use web interface for managing applications. For more details, refer to

  • Modera Cloud is an open source package that works with Docker Swarm. It bills itself as being, by developers for developers. It uses a command line interface...