Docker – Containers versus Virtual Machines

    05 June 2015

    There is a lot of talk in the industry at the moment about Docker (and containers in general). But, there also seems to be a lot of confusion about what Docker is, why you would use it, and how it is different than any other virtualization framework such as VirtualBox, VMWare, or Parallels. This confusion is especially prevalent in the developer community where systems administration work is often delegated to another team. Docker is a different kind of virtualization that solves common problems that software teams face everyday. Docker, and more generally a container, is something that every developer should learn about as they are likely going to need to use them in the coming years.