If you’re looking for an alternative to a virtual machine, we offer the option of containerisation: the open source technology solution provided by Linux. This provides you with operating system-level virtualization which will allow you to run multiple isolated Linux systems that emulate the efficiency and performance of real hardware without the associated overheads.
You may not need a full virtual machine, but still want to be able to get some of the benefits. Linux containers run at the level of a trimmed-down operating system rather than as a full virtual machine, making them leaner and more efficient.
If you need an environment that’s quick to setup and customise, containers are ideal. They allow for customisable and dedicated CPU, memory, storage and network resources, so you can quickly make changes when you need to.
Have greater control over your virtual environment. Containerisation allows you to limit programmes that might consume resources, like compute power, memory or bandwidth, so you can stay on top of your available resources.