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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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The differences between hypervisors and containers

While the information given in the preceding paragraphs about containers shapes a viewpoint on what a container can do for you and how it can benefit your developers, I think that talking about differences between a hypervisor and a container helps to shape a picture of what a container really looks like. And more importantly, how you will start using it in the real world.

A hypervisor, such as Hyper-V or VMware, provides you with the ability to spin up many different virtual machines. As many VMs as your hardware can handle. Unfortunately, the number of VMs that you spin up can be seriously limited because each virtual machine is running an entire operating system. Everything from the boot kernel ...

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