What Are Containers?
While traditional virtual machines (VMs) enable the virtualisation of computing infrastructure, containers enable the virtualisation of software applications. Unlike virtual machines, containers use their host’s operating system (OS), rather than supplying their own.
Because they don’t include full operating systems, containers require minimal computing resources and are quick and easy to install. This efficiency allows them to be deployed in clusters, with individual containers encapsulating single components of complex applications. Separating application components into different containers allows developers to update individual components without reworking the entire application.
Expert guide to running hybrid IT
The successful deployment and utilisation of a hybrid IT environment depends on an effective operations model. Get advice on:
- Securing your hybrid IT infrastructure
- Placing your workloads where you need them
- Managing across multiple clouds, services and data centres
- Defining your core apps and services mix
- Securing your data across the universe