Docker vs Nanobox: What are the differences?
What is Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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 Nanobox? The Ideal Platform for Developers. Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers allowing you to focus on code, not config, by removing the need to deal with environment configuration and dev-ops complexity.
Docker can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category, while Nanobox is grouped under "Platform as a Service".
Some of the features offered by Docker are:
- Integrated developer tools
- open, portable images
- shareable, reusable apps
On the other hand, Nanobox provides the following key features:
- Easy to setup
- Robust dashboard
- Application monitoring
Docker and Nanobox are both open source tools. It seems that Docker with 54.4K GitHub stars and 15.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nanobox with 1.36K GitHub stars and 73 GitHub forks.
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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