ZeroVM vs Boxfuse: What are the differences?
ZeroVM: Open-source lightweight virtualization platform. ZeroVM is an open source virtualization technology that is based on the Chromium Native Client (NaCl) project. ZeroVM creates a secure and isolated execution environment which can run a single thread or application. ZeroVM is designed to be lightweight, portable, and can easily be embedded inside of existing storage systems; Boxfuse: 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.
ZeroVM and Boxfuse can be primarily classified as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" tools.
Some of the features offered by ZeroVM are:
- Small, Light, Fast - ZeroVM is extremely small, lightweight, and fast. An execution environment can start in as little as 5 milliseconds.
- Secure - ZeroVM security is derived from the Chromium Native Client (NaCl) project and is based on the concept of software fault isolation.
- Hyper-Scalable - ZeroVM makes it easy to create large clusters of instances, aggregating the compute power of many individual physical servers into a single execution environment.
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
ZeroVM is an open source tool with 734 GitHub stars and 72 GitHub forks. Here's a link to ZeroVM's open source repository on GitHub.