Container technology has taken the cloud computing market by force, as Cloud Service Providers and enterprise businesses continue to embrace Docker, CoreOS and others that enter the mix. Why is everyone going container crazy? Perhaps all the hype is for good reason. Containers are shaping up as breakthrough technology that some believe could rival the impact that virtual machines (VMs) have had in corporate data centers. The technology allows applications to be bundled in a lightweight container that can be run atop bare metal servers, VMs, or across a variety of hosted platforms. Their portability, combined with ease of spinning them up could be important for application developers and operators.
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