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There are a lot of good reasons to be excited about containers, a form of operating system-level virtualization with many applications. At Mailgun, we’re excited about containers for four major reasons:
Virtual machines dominate the datacenter and are the basis for a ton of heavy lifting in compute. But there’s growing interest among demanding technology companies in containers, a form of operating system-level virtualization.
This is a guest post written and contributed by David Strauss, CTO at Pantheon, a Rackspace partner and all-in-one Drupal platform provider.
The concept of virtualization makes cloud computing possible and plenty of people are familiar with machine-level virtualization hypervisors such as Xen, KVM and VMware. Machine-level virtualization is an intuitive abstraction level for a lot of enterprise computing workloads because it makes one server look like many servers. Yet there’s a growing interest in operating system-level virtualization and new projects are emerging to take advantage of the unique properties of this technology for cloud computing.
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