Docker is an open-source program
that enables a Linux
application and its dependencies to be packaged as a container.
virtualization isolates applications from each other on a shared operating system (OS). This approach
program delivery, allowing apps to run in any Linux
environment, whether physical or virtual. Because they share the same operating system,
containers are portable
among different Linux distributions and
are significantly smaller than virtual machine (VM)
Docker competes with proprietary application containers such as the VMware vApp and infrastructure
abstraction tools like Chef.
Solomon Hykes, CTO and founder of dotCloud, has posted a video tutorial for Docker.
Contributor(s): Meredith Courtemanche
This was last updated in May 2014
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