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What is Docker and What are Its Features?

What is Docker?

Docker is an open source platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship, and run distributed applications based on Linux containers.

At its core, Docker is basically a container engine which uses Linux Kernel features such as namespaces and control groups. This allows it to create containers on top of an operating system and automate application deployment on the containers.

In addition to providing a light weight environment to run the application code, the use of containers allow users to package up an application with all of the parts it needs to operate correctly. By including libraries and other dependencies, applications can be transferred from one machine to be easily run on another.

Because Docker makes use of the Linux kernel housed on the machine it’s running on, regardless of any differences or customized settings, so long as any non-native elements are included within the package, your applications will run on any Linux machine. This means developers are more able to focus on coding without having to build around a specific system.


What are Docker’s Features?

The following is a list features that make Docker unique:


  1. An isolated, rapid framework.
  2. An open source solution
  3. Cross cloud infrastructure
  4. Moderate CPU/memory overhead
  5. Fast reboot


Docker is made up of the following major components:

1) Docker Daemon

The Docker daemon is a service that runs on a host machine and acts as the brains of the system. A user can’t directly interact with the daemon. By entering commands into the Docker client, these commands are translated and sent over to the daemon to execute them.

2) Docker Client

Docker client is the primary user interface which helps users interact with the Docker daemon. It processes the commands from the user and communicates back and forth with the daemon in order to execute those commands.

3) Docker Images

These are read-only templates that help launch Docker containers. A Docker image can be of CentOS operating system with Apache and your web application installed. These images are then used to create the Docker containers. Docker allows users to build new images or you can simply edit and update the images.

4) Docker Registries

Docker registries hold the Docker images. These registries are either public or private stores where you upload or download images. The public Docker registry, also called Docker Hub, provides a huge collection of existing images for use. You can easily edit and update the images as per your requirements and can upload them to other registries.

5) Docker Containers

Each Docker container is an isolated & secured application platform which holds everything that is needed for an application to run. You can perform run, start, stop, migration, and delete operations on a docker container.


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Our Rapid Restore service saves the day during accidental data loss, hardware failures and virus contraction. Simply pick your recovery point and restore the data from that day. 

DDoS Protection

While our competitors may advertise DDoS protection, most often, they are merely implementing easily evaded router rules or simply black-holing targeted servers. They consider this “DDoS protecting their network.” However, neither of these solutions should give comfort to any online business. Should your site be attacked, chances are likely both of these options will end with your server being taken offline. At Hivelocity, we take the responsibility of keeping your servers online very seriously. For this reason, we offer two very serious forms of DDoS protection.


Every solution we provide includes our Filtering Edge of Network System (FENS). FENS is a series of proprietary systems that proactively monitors and protects the entire Hivelocity Network from most common Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.


For an extra fee, you can enhance your server’s protection further with the addition of our Server Defense System. Our Server Defense System sits in front of your server, inspecting inbound data and looking for malicious traffic. The moment an attack is detected, it instantly begins scrubbing each data packet. Hivelocity’s Server Defense System delivers business continuity even in the face of massive and complex attacks.

Our Server Defense System is like adding an alarm and armed guard to your business, alerting you to and destroying anything attempting to jump that fence. Our Server Defense System utilizes internally developed proprietary systems in addition to Corero’s Threat Defense Smartwalls for data packet scrubbing. Each of our data centers is a scrubbing center with Corero Smartwalls on-premise, allowing us to provide on-prem zero-lag data scrubbing.

SSL Certificates

The security of your online commerce and protecting your customers’ data is as important to us as it is to you. When your customers see the green bar, they will know their connection to you is protected. We offer single domain, multi-domain, and wild-card certificates.

We offer industry leading 128-bit encryption certificates, allowing you to conduct e-commerce with complete security. Inspire confidence in your customers by displaying any number of seals and indicators certifying that your site is secure.

Load Balancing

Adding this service to two servers with identical content will allow you to distribute your load evenly across your hardware. Don’t lose business because you couldn’t handle the demand. Load balance and handle your biggest resource spikes with ease.


Stop attacks, prevent unauthorized access, and achieve regulatory compliance. Our Juniper hardware firewalls offload the work so your server never has to consume resources protecting itself from malicious traffic. A single firewall can be used to protect multiple servers.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage offers users redundancy and easy accessibility, ensuring your data remains secure and readily available. Scale to as much as you need for only a 20¢/GB.

Cloud Storage is distributed and replicated across many servers, protecting your data from hardware failure. Highly scalable, it can handle thousands of client connections via TCP/IP. Connect to your virtual drive with SFTP, FTP, and SSHMount and in the future NFS and AFP. Cloud Storage is based on a stackable design which is upgradeable up to 2TB per instance.