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Will containers kill VMs? There are no winners in this debate

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

15 years?

VMs have been through the wringer for nearly 15 years

You're off by four decades. CP-40 was doing VMs in 1965.

VMs and containers are both well-established technologies. Some kids might be discovering them for the first time, but they've both been around for many, many years.

Believing containers will "kill" VMs is a bit like believing Java will kill COBOL, or Python will kill Fortran. Or that pickup trucks will kill hatchbacks. Or airplanes will kill ships. It's a demonstration of gross ignorance (accidental or willing) of IT history and the durability of established technology.

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