“Containers aren’t only faster and easier to use than VMs;

they also make far more efficient use of computing hardware”

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People are excited because containers represent the next step forward in how applications are defined from when engineers set them up to when they’re deployed and run at scale.

 

The primary benefits of containers are efficiency and agility. Containers are orders of magnitude faster to provision, and much lighter-weight to build and define versus methods like omnibus software builds and full Virtual Machine images. Containers in a single OS are also more efficient at resource utilization than running a Hypervisor and guest OSs.

“If you’re an enterprise CIO,

OpenStack is going to be very important to your future.”

 

OpenStack is an open source cloud platform. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed by a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their developers to instantly provision resources through an API or web interface.

Container as a Service (CaaS)

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Containers as a service (CaaS) is a form of container-based virtualization in which container engines, orchestration and the underlying compute resources are delivered to users as a service from a cloud provider. In some cases, CaaS is also used to describe a cloud provider’s container support services.

 

With CaaS, users can upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers using a provider’s API calls or web portal interface. As is the case with most cloud services, users pay only for the CaaS resources – such as compute instances, load balancing and scheduling capabilities – that they use.

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