Cloud Virtualization vs. Containers

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virtualization vs containers

Containers provide a lightweight solution for running a cloud application and only use resources intended to run and function. They are also referred to as operating-system-level-virtualization and can be viewed as a minimalist virtual machine that does not have a hypervisor.

Containers include:

  • The application
  • Dependencies
  • Libraries
  • Binaries
  • Configuration files

Advantages of Containers in a Cloud Environment

  • Quick provisioning.
  • Small footprint.
  • Testing and bug tracking is less complicated since there is no difference between running application locally, on a test server, or in production.
  • Reduced costs due to the elimination of OS license, hardware, and IT staff to maintain systems.
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