Do you hoover or vacuum your house? Many people would say hoover despite their vacuum cleaner being of a different brand. In the same way there is an analogy between Docker and containers.

People often refer to Docker when talking about containers and vice versa. In reality, Docker represents a suite of tools which are commonly used to manage and run containers. To get a better understanding of containers you can read my earlier blog post “Containers — What are they and why use them?”.

To understand the analogy it is worth taking a brief look at Docker history.


Martyn Fewtrell

I am a software developer based in the South West of the United Kingdom predominantly working with Microsoft technologies.

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