The cloud deployments today are based on virtual machines, but Containers offer another significant option for the users. The question of which Cloud deployment method to choose is entirely based on three primary factors:
- Functional differences between VMs and containers,
- Level of interdependence between private and public cloud components,
- Users’ willingness to customize their own cloud platform.
Understanding the difference:
Virtual Machines and Containers represent two different ways to create virtual resources that run applications. The difference between containers and VMs is primarily in the location of the virtualization layer and the way that operating system resources are used.