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How Linux Kernel Cgroups And Namespaces Made Modern Containers Possible

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Computer service provider ElasticHosts offers insight into the underlying Linux Kernel technologies used by Docker, LXC and lmctfy

The last two years have seen an explosion of interest in Linux Containers, with many tools emerging, including Docker, LXC, lmctfy, Kubernetes and more.

These tools provide different management interfaces, but in all cases the Linux Containers that they run are powered by two underlying Linux Kernel technologies: cgroups and namespaces. When namespaces matured around Linux 3.8, these were the two key pieces of underlying technology which made modern Linux Containers possible.

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