Getting Started With Windows Containers
Containers are not for Tupperware parties anymore; they are part of the IT world. Although Containers are not entirely mainstream yet, such companies as Docker have removed the traditional management burden that came with this technology. A small footprint, lightning fast speed and portability make them increasingly popular. But what are containers anyway?
Containers are essentially operating system sandboxes that are hosted on full operating systems. In the case of Windows containers, these are all hosted on Windows Server. Each container contains the minimal amount of resources, and any operating system-specific resources are gathered from the operating system “beneath” them. Windows containers have their own networking, file system and registry. When it needs the ability to interact with these systems, it will use the hosting operating system.
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