Containers are an IT workload hosting option increasingly tapped for major production deployments. Often pushed upon the masses by developers or pilot DevOps teams, containers represent significant deployment, management and security changes for enterprise IT operations. Arguably, containers are nothing new, based in resource partitioning technology from the 1960s. Many IT professionals know containers by what they are not — namely, VMs. Containers are OS-level virtualization instances, while VMs virtualize the hardware resources of hosts or clusters of hosts.
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