- Linux Containers run at near bare metal speeds.
- LXC operations (start, stop, spawn) execute very quickly (seconds or milliseconds).
- Containers provide nearly the same agility as traditional VMs.
- They can be deployed with very little per container (VM) penalty.
- Linux Containers are lightweight -- they can virtualize a system (Operating System) or one or more applications.
- LXC can be realized with features provided by a modern Linux kernel.
More details on how containers are realized and some of their benefits can be found in my slide share presentation embedded below.
I will be speaking about Linux Containers at the 2014 cloudexpo east conference in NYC -- I hope you can join me to talk LXC. Please contact me for free access to the conference.