Many are looking for ways to run container technologies such as Docker and Rocket with the least overhead possible. Similar to the logic behind using a lightweight hypervisor like ESXi, we want to make sure we’re getting the most mileage for our applications out of our hosts, and not wasting resources needlessly. This month on 24×7 IT Connection, we’re going to take a look at some lightweight Linux operating system options.
When it comes to the world of cloud and web applications, thin is in. By that we mean that thin, agile operating systems that can be easily deployed and managed are the ultimate target for rapid application deployment. Linux has long been the standard in web applications, because it has given the reliability of traditional Unix platforms. It also has become a standard due to community development making Linux originator Linus Torvalds a household name in technology.