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Docker 101: What it is and why it’s important

Jun 11, 2014, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Butler)

Docker is both an open source project and the name of a startup that focuses on Linux Containers. Containers are the idea of running multiple applications on a single host. It’s similar to compute virtualization, but instead of virtualizing a server to create multiple operating systems, containers offer a more lightweight alternative by essentially virtualizing the operating system, allowing multiple workloads to run on a single host.

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