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Nomad is a simple and flexible scheduler and orchestrator helping organizations to reduce operational overhead, and maximize infrastructure usage.

Nomad can be seen as an alternative to Kubernetes. From an operational side, Nomad is a lot simpler to maintain as it is "just" a single binary that needs to dropped on a server. Additionally, Nomad not only allows to run Docker images but can also run Java processes, binaries or spawn virtual machines via qemu/KVM.