In this tutorial, we will go through popular Containerization software used by IT and DevOps professionals in the software industry.
Containerization is the process of executing software application code packages on the operating system without VMs. The software packages and apps are deployed on the containers. Containers can run on the server or on the cloud provider computing nodes.
Popular container software is as follows:
- Google Kubernetes Engine
- Apache Mesos
- Linux Container
- AWS Fargate
Docker is a popular and widely used containerization technology with many key benefits for using container-based software application lifecycle processes.
Official website: https://www.docker.com/
Kubernetes is a Linux-based open-source container solution for cluster computing.
Official website: https://kubernetes.io/
Apache Mesos is an open-source platform for building and running fault-tolerant, elastic-distributed systems. Apache Mesos abstracts CPU, memory, storage, and other compute resources away from physical and virtual machines.
It can also be used to automate the deployment and management of large clusters of container-based software applications.
Official website: https://mesos.apache.org/
A Linux container is a set of processes that are isolated from the rest of the host operating system. All the necessary files to run the container are provided from an image.
Container Linux is a container-optimized OS that ships a minimal OS image, which includes only the tools needed to run containers. The OS is shipped through an immutable filesystem and includes automatic atomic updates.
Official website: https://linuxcontainers.org
AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine that works with Amazon ECS( Elastic Container Service) and Amazon EKS( Elastic Kubernetes Service)
Official website: https://aws.amazon.com/fargate/