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Containers: In the beginning


Today, containers are the hot topic of cloud computing. With them, system designers and cloud architects can have as many as six times the number of server applications on a hardware server as you can with a virtual machine (VM).

But, for all the excitement about Docker, the headline container technology, and how even Microsoft has embraced this open-source technology, we’ve never really looked at containers’ origins. You see, this “new” technology is decades old.

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