The Docker Technology

An overview of the Docker technology.

When most people talk about Docker, they’re referring to the technology that runs containers. However, there are at least three things to be aware of when referring to Docker as a technology:

  1. The runtime
  2. The daemon (a.k.a. engine)
  3. The orchestrator

The figure below shows the three layers and will be a useful reference as we explain each component. We’ll get deeper into each later in the course.

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