Common Misconceptions About Containers

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Medical care owners stand to gain much by taking time to comprehend the emerging health care IT support trends. Talking about containers, it is an opportunity to cut costs, enhance hardware capacity, and improve the security of data. One major way to understand containers is to deal with the misconceptions about it.

Containers are formed from the least software and hardware requirements for the successful running of a program. For instance, if you like to give access to your employees to a single server application (Mac-based), but activities are accessed on Windows, it becomes a waste of time to start building a new machine for only that program.

Containers also allow you to separate into parts the desired amount of software overhead and hardware power to access the Mac program on your Windows server. Below is a list of misconceptions about containers regarding health care IT support.

There is only one container vendor

Traditional virtualization technology (TVT) — this creates an entire virtual computer, instead of the single-application containers. Fortunately, there are still much container suppliers. Docker controls the headlines and industry, but notwithstanding, there are other programs to select from.

Containers require virtualization

Before now, containers could only be created and managed in the Linux OS. Meaning that the complex and sometimes not reliable improvisation was necessary to benefit from container technology on Mac and Window servers.

Before anything, you would need to ensure a complete Linux installation on your Mac or Windows server, and then install the container management inside a Linux operating system.

Nowadays, software for container management can work properly on Mac OS and Windows without the complicated multi-layer systems.

You can’t create and manage containers in bulk

Orchestrators allow you to scale up the usage of containers. If there is need to separate more hardware power into several parts so that that content can be used by more users.

Containers are faster than virtual machines

Needless to say, virtualizing an entire OS and the necessary hardware to run it requires a lot of management and other processing requirements. So many people believe that containers are faster and easier than virtualized machines. In real sense, containers are only more efficient.


Scrutinizing a container is as easy as opening and using the application. A virtualized machine needs to boot up, a user also needs to log into the operating system, and then you can scan through folders to open applications. Most times containers seem faster, but in some cases, this is not to reprove.

Containers and Virtualization are complex technologies. For now, just remember that: Virtualization and containers are separate technologies, weather with pros and cons; and you have a sizable number of software options to efficiently manage containers (sometimes in bulk).