Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Docker: Container Virtualization

Docker provides so called container virtualization, allowing an application and its dependencies to run as an isolated process inside a virtual environment. This environment is then portable from local computers to backend infrastructure and cloud. Docker uses LinuX Containers (LXC) running in the host OS allowing you to share the resouces available to the host.

Docker started in March 2013, in 15 months it had 8,741 commits from more than 460 contributors. 2.75 millions downloads and 14,000 "Dockerized" apps. Docker is supported by major technology and service providers like Canonical, Fedora, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, Rackspace and Red Hat.

Docker today announced the release of version 1.0 of its container virtualization solution.

For a full list of what changed in version 1.0 see the features and fixes commits list.

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