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What is rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
rkt is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
rkt is an open source tool with 8.9K GitHub stars and 868 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to rkt's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses rkt?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use rkt in their tech stacks, including DevSecOps, Ravelin, and Infrastructure.

Developers
22 developers on StackShare have stated that they use rkt.

rkt's Features

  • Composable. All tools for downloading, installing, and running containers should be well integrated, but independent and composable.
  • Security. Isolation should be pluggable, and the crypto primitives for strong trust, image auditing and application identity should exist from day one.
  • Image distribution. Discovery of container images should be simple and facilitate a federated namespace, and distributed retrieval. This opens the possibility of alternative protocols, such as BitTorrent, and deployments to private environments without the requirement of a registry.
  • Open. The format and runtime should be well-specified and developed by a community. We want independent implementations of tools to be able to run the same container consistently.

rkt Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to rkt?
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
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.
containerd
An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability
Sentry
Sentry is an open-source platform for workflow productivity, aggregating errors from across the stack in real time. 500K developers use Sentry to get the code-level context they need to resolve issues at every stage of the app lifecycle.
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.
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rkt's Followers
74 developers follow rkt to keep up with related blogs and decisions.