Docker and Containerization: Streamlining Deployment

Docker is an open-source platform that automates the deployment of applications inside containers. Containers are lightweight, portable, and self-sufficient units that encapsulate everything an application needs to run, including code, runtime, system tools, libraries, and settings. Unlike virtual machines (VMs), which require a separate operating system for each instance, containers share the host operating system kernel and run isolated processes. This makes containers highly efficient in terms of resource utilization and enables rapid deployment and scaling of applications.