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The new kid on the orchestration block – Hashicorp Nomad

Hashicorp Nomad is

  • One binary (tm) for client and server
  • Uses own RAFT implementation for clustering
  • Supports HCL for resource definition and templating, same as terraform! Way better at DRY configuration.
  • Supports not only docker, but raw JAR deployments, etc.
  • Doesn’t have any ingress management. Though, integrates very nicely with Traefik using native facilities.

This is currently my orchestration tool of choice for running anything in own cluster.