Kubernetes vs. LXD

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What is Kubernetes?

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 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.
Why do developers choose Kubernetes?
Why do you like Kubernetes?

Why do developers choose LXD?
Why do you like LXD?

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

What are the cons of using LXD?
No Cons submitted yet for LXD
Downsides of LXD?

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What companies use Kubernetes?
1185 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use LXD?
4 companies on StackShare use LXD
What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
What tools integrate with LXD?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with LXD

What are some alternatives to Kubernetes and LXD?

  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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