Docker vs. rkt vs. Vagrant Cloud

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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 rkt?

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

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.

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Why do developers choose Docker?
Why do you like Docker?

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

Why do developers choose Vagrant Cloud?
Why do you like Vagrant Cloud?

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

What are the cons of using rkt?
No Cons submitted yet for rkt
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What are the cons of using Vagrant Cloud?
No Cons submitted yet for Vagrant Cloud
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How much does Docker cost?
How much does rkt cost?
How much does Vagrant Cloud cost?
What companies use Docker?
4219 companies on StackShare use Docker
What companies use rkt?
3 companies on StackShare use rkt
What companies use Vagrant Cloud?
7 companies on StackShare use Vagrant Cloud
What tools integrate with Docker?
179 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker
What tools integrate with rkt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt
What tools integrate with Vagrant Cloud?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Vagrant Cloud

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

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