In the following you can see my best five references for my state of the art paper: “Operating system level virtualization technologies”. I just found one interesting book of my topic, which was not interesting enough for beeing in my best five references, so this list contains only journal and conference papers.
 – Soltesz, Stephen, et al. “Container-based operating system virtualization: a scalable, high-performance alternative to hypervisors.” ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review. Vol. 41. No. 3. ACM, 2007.
The journal paper introduces the topic of container-based virtualization, which covers the subject of my work in large parts. Furthermore it shows differences of this next-gen approach with the previously almost universally used hypervisor virtualization.
Google scholar shows a citation count of 441, which seems to be a high number in this area.
 – Kamp, Poul-Henning, and Robert NM Watson. “Jails: Confining the omnipotent root.” Proceedings of the 2nd International SANE Conference. Vol. 43. 2000.
The conference paper of developer of “FreeBSD jails” write with first-hand knowledge about this technology. “FreeBSD jails” itself was a technology game changer and the conceptual ancestor to current used systems (e.g. lxc).
The paper was submitted to SANE (System Administration and Network Engineering) conference in 2000. Google scholar shows a citation count of 338, which is also a good number.
 – Felter, Wes, et al. “An updated performance comparison of virtual machines and linux containers.” Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS), 2015IEEE International Symposium On Performance Analysis and of Systems and Software. IEEE, 2015.
This relatively new conference paper compares specific software of both approaches: container based virtualization and hypervisor based virtualization. The presented information can be utilised very well in my work.
 – Rodríguez-Haro, Fernando, et al. “A summary of virtualization techniques.” Procedia Technology 3 (2012): 267-272.
This journal paper provides a gentle introduction to the virtualization techniques and an overview of the main concepts of virtualization. Because it is a good paper to classify the different approaches of virtualization I will use this work for retrieving basic informations.
Google scholar shows a citation count of 11.
 – Rathore, Muhammad Siraj, Markus Hidell, and Peter Sjödin. “KVM vs. LXC: comparing performance and isolation of hardware-assisted virtual routers.” American Journal of Networks and Communications 2.4 (2013): 88-96.
This journal paper provides a deeper comparision between the hypervisor virtualization with the newer container-based virtualization by investigating representative software of each type.
Google scholar shows a citation count of “only” 5, but because the results of the paper seems to be very interesting for my work I choosed this as part of my “best five references”.