CloudShare vs. Linux Containers LXD

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudShare
Score 8.0 out of 10
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A solution to create virtual software training, POCs and demos. CloudShare offers a simple virtual IT lab to create compelling hands-on software product experiences used to WOW customers and prospects. CloudShare features: 1. Fast Setup: Spins up interactive software experiences in a flash. Environments can be created and cloned in minutes to mimic real-world experiences for demos, POCs, and training. 2. Hands-on Assistance: Real time user progress can…N/A
LXD
Score 9.1 out of 10
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LXD is a system container and virtual machine manager. It offers a unified user experience around full Linux systems running inside containers or virtual machines. LXD is image based and provides images for a wide number of Linux distributions. It supports various use cases, with support for different storage backends and network types and the option to install on hardware ranging from an individual laptop or cloud instance to a full server rack. LXD is written in Go. It is free software…N/A
Pricing
CloudShareLinux Containers LXD
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CloudShareLXD
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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CloudShareLinux Containers LXD
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Best Alternatives
CloudShareLinux Containers LXD
Small Businesses

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Portainer
Portainer
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudShareLinux Containers LXD
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(2 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudShareLinux Containers LXD
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudShare
I mentioned that during the last two years, a lot of the training we do at my business was impacted, just like a lot of companies. My biggest thing was getting everyone on the same page, and I feel some software does that better than others. With Cloudshare, It allowed me especially to see an accurate snapshot of what was going on with the learning portion of the work that we do by making it easy to digest what was going on in my workplace.
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Open Source
Linux Containers LXD works very well when you, as a software developer using Linux, need to spin up a development environment to build and work on a specific piece of software. For example, you need to build some software that is tested and developed target Ubuntu 18.04. You're able to quickly create a container for Ubuntu 18.04 and log into it to run commands and build your software. This is easier to do than setting a virtual machine - e.g - via Virtual Box, but is a lot clunkier than doing it via Docker containers which give you a much more flexible configuration of the environment and are easier to start, stop, connect and share with other developers.
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Pros
CloudShare
  • Virtual classroom
  • Collective management
  • Learning features
  • Flexibility
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Open Source
  • GIT repositories.
  • Authentication servers.
  • Application instances.
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Cons
CloudShare
  • Took more time to onboard everyone with how to use it.
  • VM can be very slow at times.
  • Feel like some process are overcomplicated.
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Open Source
  • Ease of use.
  • Copying containers from one machine to another.
  • Creation of containers with config files similar to Docker.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudShare
I just felt that Azure had little to no help on the base tiers, whereas with Cloudshare, I felt a fuller "user experience" as it pertains to getting help when I and when my team needed it. I think that was the biggest and main thing in my opinion. In this software space, sometimes the little things can be the difference in picking one software over the other, and that basically was it for us!
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Open Source
Linux Containers LXD feels like a more primitive version of docker, docker-compose and similar projects from the docker ecosystem. The Dockerfile and docker-compose.yml methods of specifying a container setup, as well as the network and file configurations afforded by Docker make working with containers much easier and more reproducible than with Linux Containers LXD.
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Return on Investment
CloudShare
  • We save time as we can keep virtual classrooms always ready.
  • It may vary according to the usage scenario, but the user interface is comfortable. When you go into a little detail, you may not need counseling for initial use.
  • You can manage the jobs that you would do multiple times on other platforms at once from here.
  • All of these actually give you a profit. Time wasted, less application usage, less resource consumption, etc.
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Open Source
  • Save workload.
  • Save time.
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ScreenShots

CloudShare Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of users' live screens in a single dashboard, which can be used to take control of their environment whenever they need help.Screenshot of a view of the user's hands-on experience, along with content to guide them to success.Screenshot of user communication via live chat, which allows them to request assistance in real-time.Screenshot of a display of live user engagement with real-time in-experience analytics.Screenshot of CloudShare’s resource usage insights, including auto-suspend and delete & scheduled reporting.