Docker vs. LXD 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 LXD?

LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network.

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 LXD?
Why do you like LXD?

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 LXD?
No Cons submitted yet for LXD
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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 LXD cost?
How much does rkt cost?
What companies use Docker?
4363 companies on StackShare use Docker
What companies use LXD?
4 companies on StackShare use LXD
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 LXD?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with LXD
What tools integrate with rkt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt

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

  • LXC - Linux 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

See all alternatives to Docker

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