Will Docker Ever Totally Kill Virtual Machines?

Docker containers are everywhere. Kubernetes is a household word (in geek households, at least). Yet the question remains: Will containers ever totally displace virtual machines? Thats a question worth asking as Dockers fifth birthday approaches. Predictions about Dockers ability to displace virtual machinesand, especially, VMwarego back several years. And yet they clearly have not disappeared, or come close to it. Indeed, although I have not seen any hard numbers about the market share, Id bet that more workloads are currently hosted in virtual machines than in containers. (Many organizations use both technologies in parallel, of course, so its difficult even to talk about the market share of virtual machines or containers.) Not only have containers failed to kill off virtual machines, but theyre probably not even in the lead when it comes to adoption rates.

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