Keep It Simple - RKT
March 10, 2017

Keep It Simple - RKT

Ján Sáreník | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with rkt

We were looking at rkt as a way to automate Linux containers on ARM. It is not currently being used and even back then it was turned down. On the other hand there were also positives to rkt compared to docker where rkt focuses on what it is doing and is not a whole new packaging world with a distribution mechanism etc.
  • Running a secure container without messing up with low-level details
  • Very clear and straightforward approach to building a container
  • A way to go for new projects thinking of containers
  • Comprehensive and well-written documentation compatible with UNIX keep it simple way of thinking
  • It helps with providing a stable environment which does not require reinventing the wheel
  • Docker, Ubuntu and Snappy
Docker, lxc, Ubuntu Snappy, partisan chroot+unshare

Reformulating the problem and realizing a container is not necessary when a testing environment with clearly defined behavior.
It is very well suited for local testing where one knows what is being worked on and knows all the dependencies of the software project. On the other hand, it would be less appropriate in situations where a simple chroot can do the trick without the overhead of running a Go application.