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What is SmartOS?

It combines the capabilities you get from a lightweight container OS, optimized to deliver containers, with the robust security, networking and storage capabilities you’ve come to expect and depend on from a hardware hypervisor.
SmartOS is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.

Who uses SmartOS?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use SmartOS in their tech stacks, including Secret Escapes, PrimeNMS, and Project-FiFo UG (haftungsbeschränkt).

Developers
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SmartOS's Features

  • Secure containers
  • Full isolation per container in a multi-tenant environment
  • Built-in networking
  • Secure, isolated, resizable filesystems for each container
  • The speed of bare metal performance + the flexibility of virtualization

SmartOS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to SmartOS?
CoreOS
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Docker
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
FreeBSD
An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.
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SmartOS's Followers
2 developers follow SmartOS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Anibal Javier Zeballos
phani yeluri