Although containers present many advantages over traditional VM architecture, they also come with a number of inherent risks – some of which are elevated beyond those of a conventional VM environment.
Containers have completely changed the web development game. Ever since the release of Docker in March 2013, the concept of running services inside containers has exploded in popularity. Every time we talk with a developer in any tech sector, the topic of containers is just about guaranteed to come up.
But while containers do offer some distinct advantages over traditional VMs – for example, the ability to isolate CPU and network bandwidth from the rest of the operating system – containerized apps don’t provide a one-stop fix for all your provisioning frustrations.