The technology world has a long history of format battles (often referred to as “another VHS vs Betamax”). Container technology was lining up to be another one.
Containers are fundamental to deployment of applications and micro-services in cloud environments. They are taking over from virtual machines (wasteful of resources, harder to cooperatively manage). The dominate player is Docker.
Open container project brings together the major players to offer a common standard that will support portability – the ability to deploy applications / micro-services in any cloud environment.
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