Docker containers explained easily in 5 minutes !
Vincent Batts, who works at Red Hat on Docker and OpenShift technologies, explains Docker and Linux Containers (LXC). Containers have been around for a few years, being introduced into the Linux kernel in 2008, but Docker has brought new attention to them this year. So what’s the big deal around Docker?
Docker makes Linux containers easier to use. It helps to solve issues around conflicting runtimes, making things easier for system administrators who have to deploy applications in the real world. It helps solve issues around port mapping, making internet services easier to set up. And it makes applications easier to distribute between the developer side and the operations side.