The Solaris zone technology in the DilOS operating system provides an isolated environment for running applications on the system. A zone is a virtualized operating system environment created within a single item of the DilOS operating system.
When a zone is created, an application runtime environment is formed in which processes are isolated from all other zones. This isolation prevents processes running in one zone from monitoring or affecting processes running in other zones. Even a process running with superuser access rights cannot view and correct actions performed in other zones.
Although all zones in a system share the same core, it is possible to run items of operating systems other than the system in the global zone, for example DilOS supports running zones with a full implementation of the Linux user environment and the ability to run unmodified Linux applications.