What are Containers?
Application containers are lightweight runtime environments that provide apps with the files, variables, and libraries they need to run, maximizing their portability.
While traditional virtual machines (VMs) enable the virtualization of computing infrastructure, containers enable the virtualization 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.
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Containers and microservices and serverless, oh my!