Linux* Containers Streamline, Complement Hypervisor-Based VMs

This paper introduces technical executives, architects, and engineers to the potential value of Linux* containers, particularly in conjunction with hypervisor-based virtualization; it includes the following sections:
• The historical context for containers and hypervisors traces the development of these technologies from their common origin as an effort to share and partition system resources among workloads.
• Virtualization using Linux containers introduces the support for container-based virtualization in Linux, illustrated by representative usage models.
• Enabling technologies from Intel for container-based virtualization discusses Intel's hardware and software technologies that help improve performance and data protection when using Linux containers.
• Containers in real-world implementations examines a few examples of early adopters that are using containers as part of their virtualization infrastructures today.