Understanding Linux Containers

LXC or Linux containers are OS level virtualisations that run several isolated applications on the parent control host system. Through containerisation, developers can package applications with their dependencies so that the apps can run on other host systems flawlessly.

Linux containers are applications that are isolated from the host system on which they are running. Developers are allowed by the containers to package an application through the libraries and dependencies needed for the application, and ship it as one package. For developers and sysadmins, the transfer of code from the development environments into production is rapid and replicable.

Containers are similar to virtual machines. With containers, one does not have to replicate a whole operating system. Containers only need individual components in order to operate. This boosts performance and reduces the size of the application.

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Posted in Containers Saturday, April 04th, 2020 by Admin