Docker – A new approach to Virtualization
DOCKER – A new approach to Virtualization by Red Hat in RHEL 7
RHEL 6 was first released in 2010 and recently updated to version 6.5. Next year Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is likely make its debut, and it could include a new approach to virtualization
The technologies that will be included in RHEL 7 are actually enablers for the cloud at both the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) level with OpenStack and at a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) level with OpenShift.
One of the key technologies that RHEL 7 is likely to introduce is support for the Docker container virtualization technology. Docker is an up-and-coming technology that provides a different model for virtualization.
Instead of the traditional hypervisor model that leverages virtual machines with their own operating system sitting on top of a host operating system, Docker uses virtual application containers that sit on top of the host operating system.
Learn more about Docker on their official website –