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Windows Server 2016 Inside Out, First Edition by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 10. Containers

Container concepts

Container types

Managing Containers with Docker

Managing containers

Applying updates

Container networking

Swarm mode

A container is a portable isolated application execution environment. Containers have been around on Linux for some time, but are new to Windows with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. Containers allow developers to bundle an application and its dependencies in a single image. This image can easily be exported, imported, and deployed on different container hosts, from Nano Server on bare metal hardware right through to being hosted and run on Azure. Because dependencies are bundled with applications within a container, IT operations can deploy a container as soon as it is handed off without ...

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