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boot2docker vs XenServer: What are the differences?

Developers describe boot2docker as "Lightweight Linux for Docker". boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV). On the other hand, XenServer is detailed as "An open source virtualization platform". It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.

boot2docker and XenServer can be categorized as "Virtual Machine Management" tools.

boot2docker is an open source tool with 8.02K GitHub stars and 1.15K GitHub forks. Here's a link to boot2docker's open source repository on GitHub.

Typeform, Docker, and Weebly are some of the popular companies that use boot2docker, whereas XenServer is used by Infoxchange, GameDuell, and Leonis Holding. boot2docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 93 company stacks & 156 developers stacks; compared to XenServer, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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    Lightweight
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    Use docker when it's not natively possible
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    Use it for fast demo without big image
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    What is boot2docker?

    boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).

    What is XenServer?

    It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.

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      How developers use boot2docker and XenServer
      Avatar of Radosław Osiński
      Radosław Osiński uses boot2dockerboot2docker

      Used for wildfly clustering testing. And for testing database.

      Avatar of Alec Cunningham
      Alec Cunningham uses boot2dockerboot2docker

      Essential tool for using docker-compose.

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      clonn uses boot2dockerboot2docker

      Mac Usage