Each component is “containerized”
Every component that constitutes the Fabscape Platform, from its core components to plugins and drivers, are housed inside Docker containers. A container is a standardized unit of software that contains the application itself along with all the dependencies necessary to execute it.
Virtualized operating systems
Containers are similar to Virtual Machines in the way that it virtualizes the application’s execution environments. However, the fundamental difference is that containers virtualize the operating system whereas a virtual machine virtualizes the hardware. For more information on Docker containers visit the official Docker web site.