“Docker is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old servers and it also makes it very easy to package and ship programs.” — by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source

  • Storage Optimized. A large number of applications can be hosted on the same host, as containers are usually a few megabytes in size and consume very little disk space.
  • Robustness. A container does not have an operating system installed on it. Thus, it consumes very little memory in comparison to a virtual machine (which would have a complete operating system installed and running on it). This also reduces the bootup time to just a few seconds, as compared to a couple of minutes required to boot up a virtual machine.
  • Reduces costs. Docker is less demanding when it comes to the hardware required to run it.

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