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LXC vs VMware vSphere: What are the differences?
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; VMware vSphere: Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware. vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
LXC can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category, while VMware vSphere is grouped under "Virtualization Platform".
LXC is an open source tool with 2.66K GitHub stars and 797 GitHub forks. Here's a link to LXC's open source repository on GitHub.
MIT, CircleCI, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use VMware vSphere, whereas LXC is used by Robinhood, Wiser., and Platform.sh. VMware vSphere has a broader approval, being mentioned in 56 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to LXC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
Pros of LXC
- Easy to use5
- Simple and powerful3
- Good security3
Pros of VMware vSphere
- Strong host isolation8
- Industry leader6
- Easy to use4
- Great VM management (HA,FT,...)4
- Feature rich2
- Great Networking2
- Can be setup on single physical server1
- Running in background1
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Cons of LXC
Cons of VMware vSphere