The simplicity of the tool: a single binary for the client and the server. The universality of the product: it orchestrates both Docker containers and any other type of service.
The tool integrates natively with other Hashicorp products: Consul for the discovery and Vault service for ACL management.
Node management through client agents allows for simplified management of a node cluster-based infrastructure spanning across multiple data centers and across multiple regions.
The scripts are not complex to edit, and largely variabilized, even if some gaps in the variability of the templates persist. The use of the GOSSIP protocol for the discovery and the election of the leader offers a better availability of the servers, to face the breakdowns.
the UI interface is a plus, but remains to be improved.
Nomad has been used as an orchestrator in a Docker container infrastructure. it has been coupled with other products of Hashicorp: Consul and Vault. Thanks to Nomad, deployments and executions of dockerised applications have been well managed, in a simple and elegant way.