Docker vs. rkt vs. ZeroVM

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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 ZeroVM?

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.

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Why do developers choose Docker?
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Why do developers choose rkt?
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Why do developers choose ZeroVM?
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What are the cons of using Docker?
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What are the cons of using rkt?
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What are the cons of using ZeroVM?
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How much does Docker cost?
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How much does ZeroVM cost?


What companies use Docker?
3932 companies on StackShare use Docker
What companies use rkt?
4 companies on StackShare use rkt
What companies use ZeroVM?
1 companies on StackShare use ZeroVM


What tools integrate with Docker?
171 tools on StackShare integrate with Docker
What tools integrate with rkt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt
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What are some alternatives to Docker, rkt, and ZeroVM?

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

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