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rkt vs Boxfuse: What are the differences?

Developers describe rkt as "App Container runtime". Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast. On the other hand, Boxfuse is detailed as "Immutable Infrastructure Made Easy". It generates minimal images for your application in seconds. They boot directly on virtual hardware. There is no classic OS and no container runtime.

rkt and Boxfuse can be categorized as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" tools.

Some of the features offered by rkt are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Boxfuse provides the following key features:

  • Images measured in MB, not GB
  • Deep and powerful integration
  • Secure and production-ready by design

rkt is an open source tool with 8.75K GitHub stars and 837 GitHub forks. Here's a link to rkt's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Boxfuse?

    It generates minimal images for your application in seconds. They boot directly on virtual hardware. There is no classic OS and no container runtime.

    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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