Yesterday here at the OpenStack summit here in Austin I caught a few of the sessions in the track that Canonical was hosting. One of the sessions dealt with Canonical’s LXD and where it fits into the whole virtualization/container space.
The talk was given by Dustin Kirkland and after he had finished, I grabbed him to explain the basics of LXD and the landscape it fits within.
Have a listen
Some of the ground Dustin covers:
- What is LXD and how is it different from virtual machines and containers
- How LXD acts like a hypervisor but is fundamentally a container
- Application containers vs Machine containers
- Applications containers like Docker host a single proccess on a filesystem
- Machine containers from LXD boot a full OS on their filesystems
- Where do microservices fit in this model
- How Docker and LXD are complementary
- 16.04LTS ships with LXD
Pau for now…