Jails, LXC and Beyond: Container Platform Round-Up

Jails, LXC and Beyond: Container Platform Round-Up

You know Docker. But do you know all of the other container platforms out there? Here’s the long list of container frameworks worth knowing about today, from LXC and OpenVZ to rkt ...
What's the Future of LXC, Docker's Semi-Forgotten Stepmother?

What’s the Future of LXC, Docker’s Semi-Forgotten Stepmother?

Is there still a future for LXC, the Linux container framework that predated Docker? Maybe—but probably not in a way that involves it competing directly with Docker as an application container solution ...
The Case for LXD, Canonical's System Container Framework

The Case for LXD, Canonical’s System Container Framework

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 ...
Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

Imagining the Post-Docker Next Big Thing

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 ...
Virtuozzo Adds Encryption for OpenVZ System Containers

Virtuozzo Adds Encryption for OpenVZ System Containers

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 ...
5 Use Cases for System Containers Powered by LXD or OpenVZ

5 Use Cases for System Containers Powered by LXD or OpenVZ

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 ...
Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

Comparing OpenVZ and LXD Linux System Container Platforms

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

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

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? ...
Testing LXD, Canonical's Container Hypervisor for Linux

Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

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 ...
LXD and Canonical's Container Game Plan

LXD and Canonical’s Container Game Plan

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 ...
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