Provisioning, deploying, and managing hundreds of containers in large, dynamic environments can be efficiently tackled using automated tools. You can use the container orchestration tool to manage containers throughout their lifecycle, monitoring and scaling them as required. Out of the various orchestration platforms available, we mostly use Kubernetes, the most popular one.
To deploy containerized applications, we need to create a configuration file with details such as the state of the container and where to pull the Docker images from. The tool executes the file and deploys on an appropriate host based on predefined parameters. On placing the container on the host, the orchestration tool will follow the specifications that have been laid out to manage the container’s lifecycle.
The Kubernetes platform can be configured to schedule different containers to utilize your compute resources efficiently. It can also manage service discovery and communication between the different microservices. We can even plug in tools like Prometheus into your orchestration platform for capabilities like logging and analytics.