An updated performance comparison of virtual machines and Linux containers

@article{Felter2015AnUP,
  title={An updated performance comparison of virtual machines and Linux containers},
  author={Wes Felter and Alexandre Ferreira and Ramakrishnan Rajamony and Juan C. Rubio},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS)},
  year={2015},
  pages={171-172}
}
Cloud computing makes extensive use of virtual machines because they permit workloads to be isolated from one another and for the resource usage to be somewhat controlled. In this paper, we explore the performance of traditional virtual machine (VM) deployments, and contrast them with the use of Linux containers. We use KVM as a representative hypervisor and Docker as a container manager. Our results show that containers result in equal or better performance than VMs in almost all cases. Both… CONTINUE READING
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