Linux Containers LXD vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LXD
Score 9.4 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
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.N/A
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Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Features
Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Linux Containers LXD
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Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
7.9
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
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Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Linux Containers LXDRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
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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IBM
RedHat OpenShift is not only suited for IBM Cloud but can run in ANY cloud. We installed in Azure Cloud, for example. It can also run on Linux servers or a Power 9 machine. It is built for multi-cloud or on-prem environments. IBM support provides such excellent guidance in the installation and configuration that no other product on the market can beat it.
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Pros
Open Source
  • GIT repositories.
  • Authentication servers.
  • Application instances.
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IBM
  • Multiclick provisioning of resources makes it super easy to manage pods and deployments. We don't have to maintain code for the same
  • In built security features and customizability ensures that organization wide standards are integrated well into the containers
  • Automated backups, scale ups and fail recovery makes sure of minimal down time
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Cons
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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IBM
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
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Support Rating
Open Source
No answers on this topic
IBM
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
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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IBM
We evaluated a number of potential solutions and ultimately chose Red Hat OpenShift because it was compatible with our existing technology. Time and costs savings have been realized throughout the company since we implemented Red Hat OpenShift, and the IT department has been freed up to focus on activities that are more valuable.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Save workload.
  • Save time.
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IBM
  • Our customer satisfaction and NPS score has had positive outcomes based on new architecture
  • We are focused on business outcomes vs running the service and maintenance
  • OpenShift on IBM Cloud has had a direct, positive impact on TCO, ROI, and payback period
  • Our staff is more focused on higher-level business activities, i.e. acquiring & customer retention
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