Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Posted by rcpavlicek on Aug 28, 2014 6:42 PM EDT; By Russell Pavlicek
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Some backers of container technologies have made rather rash statements about the rise of Docker marking the end of hypervisors. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. The rise of unikernels raises the bar for convenient, compact, secure VMs.

Russell writes, "Sometimes called “cloud operating systems” or “library operating systems,” unikernels combine many of the advantages of Docker-like container systems with the security footprint of hypervisors and a much smaller attack surface within each VM."

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