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Containers - What We Have and What's Missing?

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Container technology is not a new thing. However in the past few years they gain a lot of traction.

Current container technologies include:

  • Solaris Zones
  • BSD Jails
  • OpenVZ
  • LXC
  • Docker

We will discuss:

  • Shortcomings of the technology
  • Security
  • Performance
  • What functionality do containers bring
    • scalability
    • portability
    • increased reliability
  • What is missing from the current container technology