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Containers Vs VMs : Top 5 Differences you must know

Virtual Machines and Containers offer virtualization technology for creating scalable solutions.  Virtualization allows to quickly build and deploy  a large number of hosts or containers in a very short time and saves time and money as compared to installing and deploying physical servers.

Virtual machine ( VM )  have been around for few years from now and containers are picking up as new alternative to VM.  KVM, Xen, Hyper-V, AND ESXi are some of the popular hypervisor technologies for creating and managing VMs. Linux container technology have been available for more than 10 years in the form of LXC  but Docker containers have gained popularity in the last few years. Beside Docker other container technologies are   Solaris Containers, AIX Workload Partitions and FreeBSD jails

Here are top five difference between VMs and Containers.