Kubernetes vs LXC: What are the differences?
What is Kubernetes? Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
What is LXC? Linux containers. 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.
Kubernetes belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while LXC can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".
Kubernetes and LXC are both open source tools. Kubernetes with 54.2K GitHub stars and 18.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LXC with 2.63K GitHub stars and 788 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1018 company stacks & 1060 developers stacks; compared to LXC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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