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What Is Container Orchestration? Describing In 200 Words


October 25, 2019


Container Orchestration is an automated process of managing the lifecycle of individual containers in a dynamic environment.

While containers simplify the application lifecycle but scaling hundreds of containers is difficult.

Container Orchestration is needed to automate the management.

Its functionalities include:

  • Scheduling
  • Deployment
  • Scaling
  • Load balancing
  • Health monitoring
  • Resource allocating
  • Redundancy

It controls the connectivity between containers while enabling users to treat the entire cluster as a single deployment.

It is responsible for assigning work to the nodes and automating tasks associated with the containers.

It works with the open-source tools like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Apache Mesos, etc. and works in any environment that runs containers.

As per 2019 State of Cloud report, these tools show a rise in adoption from 27 percent to 48 percent.

You can create your own custom platform and host applications in any environment like Google Cloud Platform, AWS, etc. without worrying about all-in-one PaaS solutions.


  • Improved Portability
  • Simple and fast deployment
  • Simplified Installation Process
  • Enhanced Security

Its flexibility takes care of the application’s concern as per the project’s requirements.

Container Orchestration can surely help to set the culture in the right direction.


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