The security facets - virtual machines versus Docker containers

Docker security is being given prime importance, considering the fact that the adoption and adaptation of Docker containers are consistently on the rise. Undoubtedly, there are a lot of works for ensuring utmost security for Docker containers and the latest releases of the Docker platform have a number of security-enabling features embedded.

In this section, we are going to describe where the Docker containers stand as far as the security imbroglio is concerned. As containers are being closely examined in synchronization with Virtual Machines (VMs), we will start with a few security-related points of VMs and containers. Let's start with understanding how VMs differ from containers. ...

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