A container image is a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, and settings. Available for both Linux and Windows-based apps, containerized software will always run the same, regardless of the environment. Containers isolate software from its surroundings, for example, differences between development and staging environments, and help reduce conflicts between teams running different software on the same infrastructure.1
- Docker : Docker is a software platform that allows you to build, test, and deploy applications quickly.
- Docker on Windows : Using containers for remote development and deploying applications with the Docker platform is a very popular solution with many benefits.
- Amazon Elastic Container Service : Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service that makes it easy for you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications.