Docker (http://docker.com) is the new attraction in the software industry. Interest is taking off like crazy, spawning many projects, many with names containing puns around shipping containers.
It is described as "an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins". It is designed around Linux containerization technology and focuses on describing the configuration of software on any variant of Linux.
Docker automates the application deployment within software containers. The basic concepts of Linux containers date back to
chroot jail's first implemented in the 1970s, and other systems like Solaris Zones. The Docker implementation creates a layer of software isolation and virtualization ...