The container-based virtualization architecture we use in Rackspace’s Cloud Databases service has a number of benefits, one of which is a reduction in the overhead that is typical of traditional virtualization. Less overhead means more CPU for your compute-intensive databases.
In this short video we talk a little more about this:
For more details, take a look at this short white paper that describes what container-based virtualization is:
And be sure to check out the previous installments in our Cloud Databases video series.