What do you understand by containers, also list down their benefits?
Containers in DevOps refers to the operating systems' virtualizations. A single container can be utilized to run everything including from staging the environment into production. This also consists of the entire runtime environment for example libraries, necessary executables, configuration files, binary code and many more. Containers are streamlined in order to create, deploy, redeploy and test the applications in various environments.
There most prominent benefits are-
- Reduction in the overheads.
- Improve productivity.
- Consistency with operational tasks.
- Application development is also enhanced.
- Extreme efficiency.
It is a general question asked in DevOps interview questions.