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Containers can boot in one/twentieth of a second
Why containers in the cloud? Miles Ward, global head of solutions for Google's Cloud Platform, said in a blog Jan. 9: 'Rapid availability: By abstracting just the OS rather than the whole physical computer, this package can boot in ~1/20th of a second compared to a minute or so for a modern VM." Why is that? Because the container is going to use the kernel of the host's operating system, already running.


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