Getting Started With Windows Containers

WMI eventsContainers 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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Adam Bertram

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Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.
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