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Decisions about Docker, LXC, and LXD
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 224.5K 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 Docker
Pros of LXC
Pros of LXD
  • 821
    Rapid integration and build up
  • 688
    Isolation
  • 517
    Open source
  • 505
    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • 459
    Lightweight
  • 217
    Standardization
  • 182
    Scalable
  • 105
    Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • 86
    Security
  • 84
    Private paas environments
  • 33
    Portability
  • 25
    Limit resource usage
  • 15
    I love the way docker has changed virtualization
  • 15
    Game changer
  • 12
    Fast
  • 11
    Concurrency
  • 7
    Docker's Compose tools
  • 4
    Because its fun
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Fast and Portable
  • 3
    Makes shipping to production very simple
  • 2
    It's dope
  • 1
    Very easy to setup integrate and build
  • 1
    Does a nice job hogging memory
  • 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
  • 1
    Its cool
  • 1
    Docker hub for the FTW
  • 1
    HIgh Throughput
  • 4
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simple and powerful
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Good security
  • 2
    LGPL
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Trusted
  • 9
    More simple
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 7
    Best
  • 7
    API
  • 6
    Cluster
  • 4
    Fast
  • 4
    I like the goal of the LXD and found it to work great
  • 4
    Multiprocess isolation (not single)
  • 3
    Full OS isolation
  • 2
    More stateful than docker
  • 2
    Container
  • 1
    Systemctl compatibility

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Cons of Docker
Cons of LXC
Cons of LXD
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    New versions == broken features
  • 6
    Unreliable networking
  • 6
    Documentation not always in sync
  • 4
    Moves quickly
  • 3
    Not Secure
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      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

      What is 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.

      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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