What is a microservice? What is a container?

When I joined VMware in July 2018, people started telling me about a solution we had for containers and how difficult it was to understand. I told myself: if it’s hard then I’m not interested and what the hell is a container anyway!

Fast forward two years later, I figured out what it is. In this article, I explain in a simple way what are microservices and containers and their business benefits.

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