June 24, 2017

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

Jun 2, 2017 1 255

Most container conversations today center on Docker. But as Docker has taken enough, Canonical has been quietly working on LXD, a different type of container framework that supports some interesting use cases. Here’s what it is and ...

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Jan 27, 2017 1 1092

Docker containers have transformed from a niche technology to mainstream. That begs the question: What will be the next major innovation in the container and microservices world? From its humble beginnings in 2013, Docker has established a ...

Virtuozzo Adds Encryption for OpenVZ System Containers

Jan 12, 2017 0 734

Virtuozzo has announced new security features for its OpenVZ system container platform, which now includes encryption for at-rest data. Virtuozzo develops a system container platform based on OpenVZ. System containers are designed to let users run an ...

5 Use Cases for System Containers Powered by LXD or OpenVZ

Jan 10, 2017 0 773

You know all about use cases for Docker containers. But what about system container platforms such as OpenVZ and LXD? Keep reading for system container use cases. System containers are designed to host entire operating systems inside ...

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Jan 9, 2017 1 1316

OpenVZ and LXD, which enable you to run a complete operating system inside a container, are not very different. But is one system container platform better than the other? Here’s a comparison of OpenVZ and LXD. Both ...

Why Use a System Container Instead of a Docker App Container?

Dec 6, 2016 0 917

If you can use Docker containers to host individual applications, why would you want to containerize an entire operating system inside a system container using a technology such as OpenVZ and LXD? Keep reading for insights on ...

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Nov 17, 2016 4 1763

Canonical is betting that LXD, which it calls the “pure-container hypervisor,” can beat VMware, KVM and other traditional hypervisors. To see for myself, I recently gave it a whirl. Here’s what I found. By “pure-container hypervisor,” Canonical ...

LXD and Canonical’s Container Game Plan

Aug 9, 2016 0 1085

LXD, Canonical‘s “machine container” platform, has been out now for a few months. What does the open-source company plan to do with LXD and how does it relate to Docker and other container systems? Here’s what Canonical ...