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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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What is a container?

Now that we understand a little more about why containers are important to both operations and developers, it's important to understand just what a container is.

As shown in Figure 1, at the base we have a server. This could be physical, or a virtual machine, and at this stage it doesn't matter. On that server is a host operating system, which has container support within the kernel:

Figure 1. Container overview

If you think about an application, each app tends to have its own dependencies. This could include software, such as services, or libraries, or it could have hardware dependencies, such as CPU, memory, or storage. ...

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