What are the benefits of Docker containers?

What is docker?

A docker container does not need a separate operating system instead it relies on the Linux kernel’s functionality and uses resource isolation.

Benefits of docker:

  • Speed up the project or application deployment procedure
  • Docker has API for container management
  • Easily transferable and shareable. We can develop locally, deploy to the cloud easily
  • As it does not require an OS, it is lightweight
  • Any type of application can be containerized as docker is flexible
  • It is possible to scale by increasing and automatically distributing container replicas.
  • The deploy updates and upgrades can be done on-the-fly.