Docker vs. LXC vs. rkt

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What is Docker?

Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more.

What is LXC?

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.

What is rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
Why do developers choose Docker?
Why do you like Docker?

Why do developers choose LXC?
Why do you like LXC?

Why do developers choose rkt?
Why do you like rkt?

What are the cons of using Docker?
Downsides of Docker?

What are the cons of using LXC?
No Cons submitted yet for LXC
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What are the cons of using rkt?
No Cons submitted yet for rkt
Downsides of rkt?

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How much does Docker cost?
How much does LXC cost?
How much does rkt cost?
What companies use Docker?
4358 companies on StackShare use Docker
What companies use LXC?
14 companies on StackShare use LXC
What companies use rkt?
3 companies on StackShare use rkt
What tools integrate with Docker?
185 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker
What tools integrate with LXC?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with LXC
What tools integrate with rkt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt

What are some alternatives to Docker, LXC, and rkt?

  • LXD - Daemon based on liblxc offering a REST API to manage containers
  • Vagrant Cloud - Share, discover, and create Vagrant environments
  • ZeroVM - Open-source lightweight virtualization platform
  • Clear Containers - Use the isolation of virtual-machine technology along with the deployment benefits of containers

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