Container orchestration is the process of scheduling the respective work of the containers for applications that are based on the microservices of multiple clusters. It mainly focuses on managing the containers’ life cycle and also their dynamic environments. It works with tools like Docker, and Kubernetes. The configuration files inform Docker about how to network among the containers as well as tells where the logs can be stored.
Container Orchestration is performed in order to automate the numerous tasks mentioned below:
- Configure and schedule the containers
- Deploy the containers
- Avail containers
- Configure the applications as per the containers they run-in
- Scale the containers to balance the workload of the application equally
If you wish to learn more about Container Orchestration and how it is performed in Docker, check out this tutorial: