Last week I had an interesting discussion with a colleague on containers (Docker mostly), VMs, as well as a more recent development in this space called unikernels. Regular geek speak. I’ve mashed up the most interesting parts of the discussion, together with some background information.
Containerization is lightweight OS virtualization that groups and isolates certain processes and resources from the host operating system and other containers. Containers share the operating system kernel and may share binaries and libraries.