One of my 2018 learning goals is to become more familiar with containers. This blog post (first of a series) is intended to help broaden my own understanding of containers; hopefully it is also of use to others.
What is a Container?
A container is a type of application virtualisation that isolates and sandboxes application processes within an operating system (OS).
On Linux, a container is a process (or multiple), isolated from other processes through namespaces. The container sees a separate isolated filesystem:
Overview of how a container runs on Linux