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Daemon based on liblxc offering a REST API to manage containers
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What is LXD?

LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network.
LXD is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
LXD is an open source tool with 2.5K GitHub stars and 575 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LXD's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses LXD?

4 companies reportedly use LXD in their tech stacks, including Stockopedia, laptopbg, and Dek-D.

44 developers on StackShare have stated that they use LXD.

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Why developers like LXD?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use LXD

LXD Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to LXD?
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
Vagrant Cloud
Vagrant Cloud pairs with Vagrant to enable access, insight and collaboration across teams, as well as to bring exposure to community contributions and development environments.
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