New Docker Technology Makes Deploying Applications Easier

Michael D. Day, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect, Open Systems Development, IBM, describes the advantages provided by Docker, an open source project  for container-based virtualization in a new blog.

Docker allows developers to encapsulate applications and dependencies and deploy them on Linux-based virtual machines, he explains. “People are using Docker for its packaging technology and deployment model. With KVM (Kernel-based Virtualization Machine), you get a virtual machine (VM), but with Linux containers, you get a virtual Linux kernel and you share everything else with the rest of the machine – but you don’t see the other users of the kernel unless you want to.”

Read the blog here.