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A virtual machine (VM) is an operating system or application environment installed on software, which imitates dedicated hardware. This page gathers resources about the containers vs virtual machines comparison, including a comparison of strengths and weaknesses, application portability, security and isolation, and more.

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titlePerspectives on Containers vs Virtual Machines
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L;blog.aquasec.com;The Race for Security: Can VMs and Containers Really Compete?;https://blog.aquasec.com/2015/11/16/the-race-for-security-can-vms-and-containers-really-compete/;NA;NA;;;The advantages of a container outnumber those of a virtual machine, including the fact that containers are more lightweight and use fewer resources than virtual machines. A crucial milestone in the rapid adoption of containers in production environments is the issue of security.
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L;blog.contino.io;Containers vs Virtual Machines: Which is a Better Fit for You?;http://blog.contino.io/containers-vs-virtual-machines-which-is-a-better-fit-for-you;NA;NA;;;Some of the most prominent methods of virtualization are containers and virtual machines, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. This post will help you understand the appropriate use case for these technologies, their strengths and weaknesses and how either or both may fit into your development lifecycle. 
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L;mainframedebate.com;Containers vs Vms - Which One is Better?;https://mainframedebate.com/2015/03/20/virtualization-vs-containerization/;NA;NA;;;If you just want to have a number of separate instances to run applications, a container environment often provides greater efficiency but If you want to have best isolation of environments and come from a server virtualization perspective, then system virtualization may be more relevant.
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L;blog.docker.com;Containers Are Not VMs;https://blog.docker.com/2016/03/containers-are-not-vms/;;;;
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L;weave.works;Containers vs VMs: Virtual Solutions For Two Different Problems;https://www.weave.works/blog/virtual-machines-vs-containers/;;;;
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L;linuxandubuntu.com;Virtualbox vs. Container;http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/virtualbox-vs-container;;;;
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L;searchcloudsecurity.techtarget.com;VMs vs. Containers: Which is Better for Security?;https://searchcloudsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/VMs-vs-containers-Which-is-better-for-security;;;;
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L;guardicore.com;Containers vs Virtual Machines – Your Cheat Sheet to Know the Differences;https://www.guardicore.com/2019/05/containers-vs-virtual-machines-cheat-sheet/;;;;
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L;blogs.technet.microsoft.com;The Concept of Containers and a Comparison to Virtual Machines;https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2017/09/18/containers-the-next-small-thing/;;;;
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L;dyn.com;The Difference Between Containers and Virtual Machines;https://dyn.com/blog/kubernetes-the-difference-between-containers-and-virtual-machines/;;;;
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L;hackingcode.io;Docker for Beginners - Containers and Virtual Machines;https://blog.hackingcode.io/docker-for-beginners-tutorial-containers-versus-virtual-machine/;;;;
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L;globo.tech;Virtualization: Containers vs. Virtual Machines;https://www.globo.tech/learning-center/virtualization-containers-vs-virtual-machines/;;;;
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L;itworld.com;Containers vs Virtual Machines: How to Tell Which Is the Right Choice for Your Enterprise;https://www.itworld.com/article/2915530/virtualization/containers-vs-virtual-machines-how-to-tell-which-is-the-right-choice-for-your-enterprise.html;;;;
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L;sdxcentral.com;Containers vs Virtual Machines: Which is better in the Data Center?;https://www.sdxcentral.com/cloud/containers/definitions/containers-vs-vms/;NA;;;
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L;blog.docker.com;When to use a Container and When a VM?;https://blog.docker.com/2016/05/vm-or-containers/;NA;;;
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L;techadvisory.org;Performance Differences between Containers and Virtual Machines;http://www.techadvisory.org/2016/12/containers-vs-vms-performance-variations/;NA;;;
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titleSpecific Technologies
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L;datamation.com;Linux Containers vs Virtual Machines;https://www.datamation.com/open-source/linux-containers-vs-virtual-machines.html;;;;
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L;mspmentor.net;Docker vs. Virtual Machines: Understanding the Performance Differences;http://mspmentor.net/technologies/docker-vs-virtual-machines-understanding-performance-differences;;;;
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L;blog.jelastic.com;Migration of Java Legacy Application From VMs to Containers;https://blog.jelastic.com/2016/10/11/migration-from-vms-to-containers/;;;;
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L;cloudscaling.com;Will Containers Replace Hypervisors? Almost Certainly!;http://cloudscaling.com/blog/cloud-computing/will-containers-replace-hypervisors-almost-certainly/;NA;;;
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L;lwn.net;Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun;https://lwn.net/Articles/609899/;NA;;;
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titleTools
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L;katacontainers.io;Kata Containers - A Standard Implementation of Lightweight VMs That Feel and Perform Like Containers;https://katacontainers.io/;;;;
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L;katacontainers.io;Kata Containers - The Speed of Containers, The Security of VMs;https://katacontainers.io/docs/kata-containers-1pager.pdf;;;;


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