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ClusterHQ: The Importance of Container Plugins for Extending Docker’s Functionality

A container isn’t a computer. It can be something as simple as a process — coupled with only the resource code and local operating system services needed to make that process operational — supported by an underlying OS. But there’s something else that people still have a difficult time envisioning: Because containers can be networked, so can processes. For the first time, functions can have their own IP addresses.