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LXC

98
171
+ 1
16
LXD

86
148
+ 1
47
rkt

29
98
+ 1
10
Decisions about LXC, LXD, and rkt
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 189.4K views
Chose
LXD
over
Docker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of LXC
Pros of LXD
Pros of rkt
  • 4
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simple and powerful
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Good security
  • 2
    LGPL
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Trusted
  • 8
    More simple
  • 7
    Best
  • 6
    API
  • 5
    Cluster
  • 5
    Open Source
  • 4
    I like the goal of the LXD and found it to work great
  • 3
    Fast
  • 3
    Multiprocess isolation (not single)
  • 2
    Full OS isolation
  • 2
    Container
  • 2
    More stateful than docker
  • 0
    Systemctl compatibility
  • 5
    Security
  • 3
    Robust container portability
  • 2
    Composable containers

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What is LXC?

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.

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.

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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Docker
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OpenVZ
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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.
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