What is a Container? And how is it different than a Virtual Machine?

What is a Container? How is it different than a Virtual machine? lxcI’ve been wondering about this- I see lots of hype about how great containers are but I really didn’t understand them. Mind you, I don’ t need to understand them, professionally or otherwise. But still, I like keeping up on what’s new. This article discusses it in detail but also gives a great overview. It makes great sense and now I understand it a lot better. I wanted to share it with my readership (all 2 of you) but also use this as a sort of bookmark for later. Here’s a link to the article at Developer.com:

 

http://www.developer.com/design/containers-101.html