Difference between Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers

There are two modes for the containers: Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers

From a development perspective it does not matter because the only difference is a flag Hyper-V / Windows Server container. That is why I wrote two modes and not two types.

Windows Server Containers vs. Hyper-V Containers

Windows Server Containers

Similar to traditional Docker containers.

  • Cons
    • There is a very small probability that malware will be able to use exploit and affect host OS.

Hyper-V Containers

Applications are isolated from the OS using virtualization technology.

  • Pros
    • If you are paranoid…
  • Cons
    • Host OS (VM / physical machine) has to have installed Hyper-V.

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