Containers Are Not Virtual Machines, and Vice Versa

To some, containers and virtualization are essentially the same thing – a rip and replace alternative for the other. To others, they are completely different technologies with different use cases. The truth is that containers and virtualization do have a lot in common, but not as much as some people think. To get the most out of each of these important technologies, we must understand the ins and outs of containers and virtualization and how they do and don’t work together.

A common misconception is that containers are just an evolution of virtual machines (VMs), but there are some major differences between the technologies.

Full Story on vmblog.com – Gunnar Hellekson