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Docker vs Boxfuse: What are the differences?

Developers describe Docker as "Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation". 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. On the other hand, Boxfuse is detailed as "Immutable Infrastructure Made Easy". It generates minimal images for your application in seconds. They boot directly on virtual hardware. There is no classic OS and no container runtime.

Docker and Boxfuse can be categorized as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" tools.

Some of the features offered by Docker are:

  • Integrated developer tools
  • open, portable images
  • shareable, reusable apps

On the other hand, Boxfuse provides the following key features:

  • Images measured in MB, not GB
  • Deep and powerful integration
  • Secure and production-ready by design

Docker is an open source tool with 54.5K GitHub stars and 15.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Boxfuse and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 194.2K views
Chose
LXD
over
Docker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of Boxfuse
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      Rapid integration and build up
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      Isolation
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      Open source
    • 505
      Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
    • 459
      Lightweight
    • 217
      Standardization
    • 182
      Scalable
    • 105
      Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
    • 86
      Security
    • 84
      Private paas environments
    • 33
      Portability
    • 25
      Limit resource usage
    • 15
      I love the way docker has changed virtualization
    • 15
      Game changer
    • 12
      Fast
    • 11
      Concurrency
    • 7
      Docker's Compose tools
    • 4
      Fast and Portable
    • 4
      Easy setup
    • 4
      Because its fun
    • 3
      Makes shipping to production very simple
    • 2
      It's dope
    • 1
      Highly useful
    • 1
      MacOS support FAKE
    • 1
      Its cool
    • 1
      Docker hub for the FTW
    • 1
      Very easy to setup integrate and build
    • 1
      Package the environment with the application
    • 1
      Does a nice job hogging memory
    • 1
      Open source and highly configurable
    • 1
      Simplicity, isolation, resource effective

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    Cons of Boxfuse
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      • 7
        New versions == broken features
      • 5
        Documentation not always in sync
      • 5
        Unreliable networking
      • 3
        Moves quickly
      • 2
        Not Secure

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      What is Boxfuse?

      It generates minimal images for your application in seconds. They boot directly on virtual hardware. There is no classic OS and no container runtime.

      What is 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

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