An updated performance comparison of virtual machines and Linux containers

  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)},
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
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 41 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Highly Cited
This paper has 683 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 368 extracted citations

683 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 683 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 references

I have 500 million keys but what’s in my Redis DB? i-have-500-million-keys-but-whats-in-my-redis-db

  • Yoav Steinberg
  • 2014

KVM and Docker LXC Benchmarking with OpenStack

  • Boden Russell
  • kvm-and-docker-lxc-benchmarking-with.html,
  • 2014
1 Excerpt

Memory inside Linux containers

  • Fabio Kung
  • 2014/03/13/memory-inside…
  • 2014
1 Excerpt

OnMetal: The right way to scale. http://www.rackspace

  • Ev Kontsevoy
  • com/blog/onmetal-the-right-way-to-scale/,
  • 2014
1 Excerpt

Robust containers. eric-brewer-dockercon-keynote

  • Eric Brewer
  • 2014
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…