Open Source Containerization without the Linux OS

  • Docker is the hot new technology that everyone is talking about. It is built on Linux and is extremely fast. But hypervisors have, thus far, performed best when they are separate from an OS and not carrying all of that baggage. A hypervisor has different needs than an OS and can be lighter and more stable when custom built.

    The idea behind OSv is basically that. Rather than being a container technology built on top of Linux, OSv is a container running on its own kernel. Kind of like merging a Type 1 hypervisor with containerization.

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