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Decisions about CloudLinux and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 167.3K views

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 CloudLinux
Pros of Docker
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      Rapid integration and build up
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      Open source
    • 504
      Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
    • 459
    • 217
    • 182
    • 105
      Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
    • 86
    • 84
      Private paas environments
    • 33
    • 25
      Limit resource usage
    • 15
      I love the way docker has changed virtualization
    • 15
      Game changer
    • 12
    • 11
    • 7
      Docker's Compose tools
    • 4
      Fast and Portable
    • 4
      Easy setup
    • 4
      Because its fun
    • 3
      Makes shipping to production very simple
    • 2
      It's dope
    • 1
      Highly useful
    • 1
      MacOS support FAKE
    • 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
      Does a nice job hogging memory
    • 1
      Open source and highly configurable
    • 1
      Simplicity, isolation, resource effective

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    Cons of CloudLinux
    Cons of Docker
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      • 7
        New versions == broken features
      • 4
        Documentation not always in sync
      • 3
        Moves quickly
      • 3
        Unreliable networking

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      What is CloudLinux?

      CloudLinux OS is designed for shared hosting providers. It isolates each customer into a separate ‚ÄúLightweight Virtualized Environment‚ÄĚ (LVE), which partitions, allocates, and limits server resources, like memory, CPU.

      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 ‚ÄĒ from legacy to what comes next ‚ÄĒ and securely run them anywhere

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      What are some alternatives to CloudLinux and Docker?
      The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
      Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‚Äėhumanity to others‚Äô. It also means ‚ÄėI am what I am because of who we all are‚Äô. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
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      Reviews of CloudLinux and Docker
      Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
      Review of

      Docker is the new kid on the block disrupting virtualization nowadays. You're able to save up to 70% of your development cost on AWS (or any other cloud) switching to Docker. For example instead of paying for many small VMs you can spin up a large one with many Docker containers to drastically lower your cost. That alone is only one of the reasons why Docker is the future and it's not even the best feature: isolation, testa­bil­i­ty, re­pro­ducibil­i­ty, standardization, security, and upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions to name a few. You can spin up 1000's of Docker containers on an ordinary Laptop, but you would have trouble spinning up 100's of VMs. If you haven't already checked out Docker you're missing out on a huge opportunity to join the movement that will change development/production environments forever

      Review of

      The support for macOS is a fake.

      I can't work with docker in macOS because de network and comunications with the container don't works correctly.

      How developers use CloudLinux and Docker
      ssshake uses

      Currently experimenting. The idea is to isolate any services where I'm not confident yet in their security/quality. The hope is that if there is an exploit in a given service that an attacker won't be able break out of the docker container and cause damage to my systems.

      An example of a service I would isolate in a docker container would be a minecraft browser map application I use. I don't know who wrote it, I don't know who's vetting it, I don't know the source code. I would feel a lot better putting this in a container before I expose it to the internet.

      I believe I will follow this process for anything that's not properly maintained (not in an trusted apt-repo or some other sort of confidence)

      AngeloR uses

      We are testing out docker at the moment, building images from successful staging builds for all our APIs. Since we operate in a SOA (not quite microservices), developers have a dockerfile that they can run to build the entirety of our api infrastructure on their machines. We use the successful builds from staging to power these instances allowing them to do some more manual integration testing across systems.

      Yaakov Gesher uses

      Each component of the app was launched in a separate container, so that they wouldn't have to share resources: the front end in one, the back end in another, a third for celery, a fourth for celery-beat, and a fifth for RabbitMQ. Actually, we ended up running four front-end containers and eight back-end, due to load constraints.

      sapslaj uses

      Linux containers are so much more lightweight than VMs which is quite important for my limited budget. However, Docker has much more support and tooling for it unlike LXC, hence why I use it. rkt is interesting, although I will probably stick with Docker due to being more widespread.

      Equinix-metal uses

      We are running primarily as a micro-services platform and Docker lets us iterate on these smaller units consistently from dev to staging to production. It is also integral to our continuous deployment system for rolling out or rolling back new features.