Month: February 2015

Containers – What are they? And, their history! – Part 2

In the earlier article, I explained the hurdles in the traditional and virtualized ways of implementing workloads. Also, we looked how the DevOps challenges are demanding changes the continuous delivery and integration processes. Towards the end, I’d mentioned that Containers are an answer. In today’s article, we will see what are containers and some history behind containerization. Let us get started. In the subsequent parts, we will dig into each building block used within container technologies and understand how to use them. Note: If you are not a Linux user or never even installed Linux, lot of content that follows will sound alien. If you need to get a quick training on Linux, go ahead to edX and take the Linux Foundation course. Containers are light weight isolated operating system environments running on a host. Unlike virtual machines, containers don’t need additional hardware capabilities such as Intel-VT and so on. don’t need emulated BIOS or completely virtualized hardware Instead, containers are processes running on a host operating system that provide allocation and assignment of resources such …