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Decisions about containerd and LXD
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 259.7K views
Chose
LXDLXD
over
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 containerd
Pros of LXD
  • 2
    Supports Kubernetes version greater than 1.21
  • 2
    No Need for docker shim
  • 0
    Needs docker shim to work on kubernetes
  • 0
    No kubernetes support after 1.22
  • 10
    More simple
  • 8
    Open Source
  • 8
    API
  • 8
    Best
  • 7
    Cluster
  • 5
    Multiprocess isolation (not single)
  • 5
    Fast
  • 5
    I like the goal of the LXD and found it to work great
  • 4
    Full OS isolation
  • 3
    Container
  • 3
    More stateful than docker
  • 2
    Systemctl compatibility

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What is containerd?

An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability

What is 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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    What are some alternatives to containerd and LXD?
    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
    rkt
    Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    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.
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
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