Containers in software terminology is a lightweight virtual environment that groups and isolates a set of processes and resources such as memory, CPU, disk etc. from the host and any other containers. They include the application and all of its dependencies, but share the kernel with the other containers. One huge benefit of containers are that they are not tied to any specific infrastructure. The below diagram depicts docker containers on an infrastructure.
Containers help developers create and test applications in their local environment and later containerize the application, which creates a docker image with the
app and the components required to run the app which is later used to create a container in an environment which is needed to host the container.
Because the container has everything it needs to run your application, they are very portable and can run on any machine that is running Windows Server 2016. You can create and test containers locally, then deploy that same container image to your company's private cloud, public cloud or service provider. The natural agility of Containers supports modern app development patterns in large scale, virtualized and cloud environments.
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