Containers have been rising in prominence over the past year or so, but this last week has seen a flurry of products and features aimed at changing the way they relate to storage.
In some senses containers – such as Docker – are an alternative to server virtualisation. They offer a more lightweight virtualisation, running directly on the operating system. Containers lack the hypervisor layer, and also the often much-duplicated data present in virtual machine images as well as the links to persistent storage and backup required by the VM.
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Author: Danielle Cook
Danielle is the Marketing Director at StorageOS.