Linux News Today: Infographic: LXD Machine Containers from Ubuntu Linux
Canonical, through Alexia Emmanoulopoulou, had the great pleasure of publishing what it appears to be the first ever infographic of the LXD container hypervisor used in the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
We reported last week that Canonical’s Stéphane Graber revealed LXD 0.18, about which Mark Shuttleworth said that it was the new pure-container hypervisor for Linux. The new version introduced support for testing apps at scale while running hundreds of instances of GNU/Linux distributions, including Arch Linux, CentOS, and Ubuntu.
“LXD containers look and act like virtual machines, but have the lightweight performance and scalability of process containers,” says Alexia Emmanoulopoulou. “The infographic attached on the right will help new users to better understand how LXD works, how it performs compared with other similar software, how it works together with Docker and OpenStack, and how you can use LXD to grow your business faster than ever.”
Users should know that LXD can be used on its own if you just want to deploy traditional workload apps, or in combination with the Docker Linux container engine by integrating Docker containers into LXD containers. We remind those of you who are not in the loop that the LXD containers have been designed by Canonical to look and act like any other virtual machine. However, they are more lightweight, low on resources, and highly scalable.