Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Docker

115.7K
92.1K
+ 1
3.8K
LXD

89
155
+ 1
56
Vagrant Cloud

29
43
+ 1
2
Decisions about Docker, LXD, and Vagrant Cloud
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 212.9K 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.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Docker
Pros of LXD
Pros of Vagrant Cloud
  • 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
    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
  • 9
    More simple
  • 7
    Best
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 7
    API
  • 6
    Cluster
  • 4
    Fast
  • 4
    Multiprocess isolation (not single)
  • 4
    I like the goal of the LXD and found it to work great
  • 3
    Full OS isolation
  • 2
    Container
  • 2
    More stateful than docker
  • 1
    Systemctl compatibility
  • 2
    Well Known

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Docker
Cons of LXD
Cons of Vagrant Cloud
  • 7
    New versions == broken features
  • 5
    Documentation not always in sync
  • 5
    Unreliable networking
  • 3
    Moves quickly
  • 2
    Not Secure
    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      - No public GitHub repository available -

      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 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.

      What is Vagrant Cloud?

      Vagrant Cloud pairs with Vagrant to enable access, insight and collaboration across teams, as well as to bring exposure to community contributions and development environments.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Docker?
      What companies use LXD?
      What companies use Vagrant Cloud?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Docker?
      What tools integrate with LXD?
      What tools integrate with Vagrant Cloud?

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      Blog Posts

      PythonDockerKubernetes+7
      3
      696
      PythonDockerKubernetes+14
      11
      2110
      Jul 9 2019 at 7:22PM

      Blue Medora

      DockerPostgreSQLNew Relic+8
      11
      1798
      DockerAmazon EC2Scala+8
      6
      2234
      GitHubDockerReact+17
      34
      30408
      What are some alternatives to Docker, LXD, and Vagrant Cloud?
      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.
      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.
      Cloud Foundry
      Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
      Vagrant
      Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
      See all alternatives