Container Alternatives to Docker

5 Container Alternatives to Docker

Though Docker still made up 83 percent of containers in 2018, that number is down from 99 percent in 2017. Other container runtime environments including CoreOS rkt, Mesos, lxc and others are ...
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 ...
Why Did Docker Triumph Over Other Platforms?

Why Did Docker Triumph Over Other Platforms?

Today, Docker is virtually synonymous with containers in the minds of many people. That’s because Docker has established a huge lead over alternative container platforms such as LXC and OpenVZ. Why? Keep ...
Understanding Why Docker is So Popular

Understanding Why Docker is So Popular

Docker containers have become a massively popular technology. But Docker is by no means the only or the oldest container platform. That begs the questions: Why Docker? What made Docker stand out ...
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? ...