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Docker: Lightweight Linux Containers for Consistent Development and Deployment

Whitepaper From The Linux Journal – Linux containers and Docker are poised to radically change the way applications are built, shipped, deployed, and instantiated. They accelerate application delivery by making it easy to package applications along with their dependencies. As a result, the same containerized application can operate in different development, test, and production environments. The platform can be a physical server, virtual server, public cloud, or network device.

This white paper is intended for IT leaders and industry analysts. It explains:

  • Why Linux containers and virtual machines are optimized for different types of workloads
  • What needs to happen before enterprises and service providers will use Linux containers in production
  • How Cisco and Red Hat are investing to make containers ready for production

This document assumes that you know the basics of Linux containers. The Linux Journal provides a good overview.