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Containers vs VMs


In the world of cloud computing, there are two main ways to run applications: containers and virtual machines (VMs). Both have their pros and cons, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs.


Containers are lightweight, portable units of software that package an application and its dependencies together. They run on top of a host operating system, sharing the kernel with other containers. This makes them more efficient than VMs, which require their own operating system.


VMs are virtualized environments that emulate a physical computer. They have their own operating system, memory, and storage, which makes them more isolated and secure than containers. However, they are also more resource-intensive.
So, which should you choose? If you need a lightweight, portable, and efficient way to run your applications, containers are a good option. If you need a more isolated and secure environment, VMs are a better choice.


Ultimately, the best way to decide is to experiment with both and see which one works best for you.