Exploring Linux containers

By Sandra Henry-Stocker

One of the most exciting things to happen in the Linux world in the last few years is the emergence of containers — self-contained Linux environments that live inside another OS and provide a way to package and isolate applications. They’re not quite virtual systems since they rely on the host OS to operate nor are they simply applications. Dan Walsh from Red Hat has said that on Linux “everything is a container“, reminding me of the days when people were claiming that everything on Unix was a file, but the vision has less to do with the guts of the OS and more to do with explaining how containers work and how they are different than virtual systems in some very interesting and important ways.

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From: Network World