Linux Containers (LXC)

Definition - What does Linux Containers (LXC) mean?

Linux Containers (LXC) is a type of virtualization setup that works with virtual containers created at the operating system level. This innovative type of virtualization allows for sharing resources like CPU and memory, without actually creating virtual machines. Linux Containers supports isolated namespaces and shows users various views of the operating system environment.

Techopedia explains Linux Containers (LXC)

Container-based virtualization has emerged as an alternative to traditional hypervisor virtualization, where a central resource manages various partitioned and designated virtual machines with their own CPU and memory allocations. By contrast, in a container environment, instead of setting up virtual machines, the system sets up resources for each container and delivers them directly from the operating system, which, in the case of LXC, is the kernel. Other container setups include Docker and CoreOS.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.