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Decisions about AWS Firecracker and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 110.6K views
Chose
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DockerDocker

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 AWS Firecracker
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      Rapid integration and build up
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      Isolation
    • 514
      Open source
    • 501
      Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
    • 456
      Lightweight
    • 214
      Standardization
    • 181
      Scalable
    • 104
      Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
    • 85
      Security
    • 81
      Private paas environments
    • 32
      Portability
    • 24
      Limit resource usage
    • 14
      I love the way docker has changed virtualization
    • 14
      Game changer
    • 12
      Fast
    • 10
      Concurrency
    • 6
      Docker's Compose tools
    • 3
      Because its fun
    • 3
      Easy setup
    • 3
      Fast and Portable
    • 2
      Makes shipping to production very simple
    • 2
      It's dope
    • 1
      Its cool
    • 1
      Docker hub for the FTW
    • 1
      Very easy to setup integrate and build
    • 1
      Package the environment with the application
    • 1
      Open source and highly configurable
    • 1
      Simplicity, isolation, resource effective
    • 1
      Highly useful
    • 1
      MacOS support FAKE

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    Cons of AWS Firecracker
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        New versions == broken features
      • 4
        Documentation not always in sync
      • 3
        Moves quickly
      • 3
        Unreliable networking

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      What is AWS Firecracker?

      Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services that provide serverless operational models. Firecracker runs workloads in lightweight virtual machines, called microVMs, which combine the security and isolation properties provided by hardware virtualization technology with the speed and flexibility of containers.

      What is 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

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