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Docker Open Source Container Virtualization on the Rise

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Docker’s open source "container" approach to virtualization—which is very different from the hypervisor model behind leading enterprise virtualization solutions such as VMware,KVM and Xen—has taken another big step toward maturity with the release of Docker version 0.8. Apple (AAPL) Mac OS X support, major performance improvements and more are now available in the platform that could become a major part of the virtualization ecosystem in the not-too-distant future.

Unlike the virtualization hypervisors that power most virtual servers today, Docker doesn’t virtualize an entire operating system. Instead, it provides virtualized application containers that run on top of a "bare-metal" host operating system. By virtualizing at the application level, Docker can offer greater portability, efficiency and security.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Docker Open Source Container Virtualization on the Rise- The VAR Guy

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