Mesosphere: Docker Orchestration made Easy!
Updated January 13, 2017

Mesosphere: Docker Orchestration made Easy!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mesosphere

I have used Mesosphere for orchestrating Docker Container workloads. The main feature that mesosphere provides is cloud agnostic capabilities and it can be used across multiple cloud providers or within a hybrid scenario where you have a fusion between your own data centers and the cloud. Mesosphere as a product is being used by my team for managing and provisioning Docker Container workloads.


  • Cloud Agnostic
  • Simple to Use
  • Simplistic UI
  • Easy to Operate and Scale


  • Setting up is a bit of a hassle, especially ZooKeeper state management and mesos and marathon quorum.
  • Occasionally, I observed some failures when deploying something onto Marathon. Logging or detailed error reporting can help.
  • Stale containers and inconsistent states resultant of the cluster failure are hard to solve and need a complete system restart to get it back to normal state.
  • I see mesosphere as having a positive impact overall on the industry trending Docker and containers in general.
  • Seeing how mesosphere helps and simplifies things for the developer and ops, it is definitely a game changer.
  • Native support of on demand scaling up and down as per the need is one of the best features.
Mesosphere vs. ECS
Mesosphere has a direct competition with companies using AWS Cloud, as the ECS product is one of the closest competitors to Mesosphere. Mesosphere has an edge with simplistic hosting and deep and easy integration with Jenkins Pipelines and native plugins support. ECS, on the other hand, does not have much integration with the continuous integration process and is somewhat complex to maintain and manage.
Mesosphere is well suited for orchestrating workloads. It supports Docker as a container as well as support others. It is highly suitable for running resilient and auto recovering big data/application containers. Mesosphere has proven time and again to be production ready at a massive scale. It supports native single button/API call scale up and scale down and supports various deployment patterns like Blue-Green and others.


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