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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 Vagrant Cloud?

Vagrant Cloud pairs with Vagrant to enable access, insight and collaboration across teams, as well as to bring exposure to community contributions and development environments.

What is rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.


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    What companies use Docker?
    2711 companies on StackShare use Docker
    What companies use Vagrant Cloud?
    4 companies on StackShare use Vagrant Cloud
    What companies use rkt?
    1 companies on StackShare use rkt


    What tools integrate with Docker?
    152 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker
    What tools integrate with Vagrant Cloud?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Vagrant Cloud
    What tools integrate with rkt?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt

    What are some alternatives to Docker, Vagrant Cloud, and rkt?

    • LXC - Linux containers
    • LXD - Daemon based on liblxc offering a REST API to manage containers
    • 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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