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September 2019

Containers vs. Virtual Machines: Understanding the differences

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Virtual machines (VMs) and containers have their place in datacentres, enabling enterprises to ship software quickly while abstracting applications from the underlying infrastructure. So, it isn’t always a conversation about VMs vs containers. In this e-guide, get the lowdown on containers and VMs, the relationship between the two technologies and what tech companies are doing to support the growing use of container technology.

Table Of Contents

  • Containers vs. VMs: What's the difference?
  • Cloud Paks on Red Hat OpenShift a 'boldstep' for IBM
  • Why enterprises should dump their VMs for containers
  • Why Kubernetes is driving a groundswell in containerisation
  • When to use a micro VM, container or full VM

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