LXD vs. LXC vs. rkt

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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 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 rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
Why do developers choose LXD?
Why do you like LXD?

Why do developers choose LXC?
Why do you like LXC?

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

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

What are the cons of using LXC?
No Cons submitted yet for LXC
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What are the cons of using rkt?
No Cons submitted yet for rkt
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How much does LXD cost?
How much does LXC cost?
How much does rkt cost?
What companies use LXD?
4 companies on StackShare use LXD
What companies use LXC?
14 companies on StackShare use LXC
What companies use rkt?
3 companies on StackShare use rkt
What tools integrate with LXD?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with LXD
What tools integrate with LXC?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with LXC
What tools integrate with rkt?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with rkt

What are some alternatives to LXD, LXC, and rkt?

  • Docker - An open source project to pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container
  • Vagrant Cloud - Share, discover, and create Vagrant environments
  • ZeroVM - Open-source lightweight virtualization platform
  • Clear Containers - Use the isolation of virtual-machine technology along with the deployment benefits of containers

See all alternatives to LXD

rkt is accepted into the CNCF
CoreOS's rkt and Docker's containerd jointly donated...

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