So orchestration is going to become easier...?
Good analysis here by Joe Emison.He differentiates containers as well as anyone who's taken on the task. Yes, containers resemble a file built to run as a virtual machine, only it runs as its own thing in a defined memory space under Linux. My words, not Joe's. He said: "With encapsulation and Docker, you build a Linux container (sort of like a binary meant to run on a software virtual machine) that runs your application." There are advantages, either way, container vs. virtual machine, but cloud workloads are likely to become increasingly containerized.