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LXC vs rkt: What are the differences?

Developers describe LXC as "Linux containers". 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. On the other hand, rkt is detailed as "App Container runtime". Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.

LXC and rkt can be primarily classified as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" tools.

LXC and rkt are both open source tools. It seems that rkt with 8.7K GitHub stars and 832 forks on GitHub has more adoption than LXC with 2.66K GitHub stars and 797 GitHub forks.

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Pros of LXC
Pros of rkt
  • 4
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simple and powerful
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Good security
  • 2
    LGPL
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Trusted
  • 5
    Security
  • 3
    Robust container portability
  • 2
    Composable containers

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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 rkt?

Rocket is a cli for running App Containers. The goal of rocket is to be composable, secure, and fast.

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What are some alternatives to LXC and rkt?
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
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.
KVM
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
OpenVZ
Virtuozzo leverages OpenVZ as its core of a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.
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.
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