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A virtual machine is like a computer inside another computer. You can imagine having a box on a computer that can run a completely different operating system than the one the computer has. This is done by a program called "hypervisor". This virtual machine (VM) can have its own operating system, applications, and dedicated resources. It's like having two (or more) computers in one.
- Isolation: Virtual machines are well isolated from each other, this means that if something goes wrong in one VM, it will not affect the others.
- Independence: Virtual machines are independent of the operating system of the physical machine.
- Resource consumption: Virtual machines can be heavy in terms of physical machine resources.
A container is like a lightweight box that has everything an application needs to run: code, libraries, tools, and configuration. Unlike virtual machines, containers share the same operating system kernel as the host machine. This makes them lighter and faster to deploy.
- Efficiency: They share resources with the host system, which makes them light and fast.
- Portability: The applications contained are independent of the operating system and can be easily moved between environments.
- Rapid deployment: They can be started and stopped quickly, making it easier to deploy applications.
- Less isolation: Compared to virtual machines, containers offer less isolation.
- OS limitations: Container applications must be compatible with the host operating system.