LXD is a next generation system container manager.It offers a user experience similar to virtual machines but using Linux containers instead.It's image based with pre-made images available for a wide number of Linux distributions and is built around a very powerful, yet pretty simple, REST API.

Work for LXD?

Learning about LXD?

We can help you find the solution that fits you best.

LXD Reviews

Chat with a G2 Advisor
Write a Review
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
Company Size
User Role
Showing 2 LXD reviews
LinkedIn Connections
Pablo S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source


What do you like best?

optimization in the use of resources of the server, for the company it is important to be able to take full advantage of a server, without falling into underutilization. It is the software that occupies less resources, very close to the hardware, easy to configure, but it lacks a graphical interface for its administration. In our case we use it with high network availability. I recommend this software 100%, because having powerful servers to offer robust architectures for business is an imperative for any team working within a company.I think that in the near future, the fact of passing a container running from a machine A to a machine B, will be easy to use and quite simple.

What do you dislike?

sometimes the configurations are a bit complex and it lacks an administration and configuration interface

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The world need a gpahical interface for to manage

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provide virtualization services for clients, It is not necessary to buy server hardware, it can be reused

Sign in to G2 to see what your connections have to say about LXD
Mike B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Middle ground for those who need monolithic systems with the performance of containers"

What do you like best?

High performance due to running in LXC (Linux Containers), but for single system installs. Compatible with existing Vagrant box workflow via vagrant-lxd provider (and can be coupled without a cloud provider such as vagrant-digitalocean for a high performance local dev that can match affordable staging and production environments and can even spin them up), or via lxdock (less robust and not well maintained anymore).

What do you dislike?

Setup can be difficult to newcomers, Snap version available for non-Ubuntu distros seems to have some issues.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Avoiding the dreaded "It works on my local!" without switching team to a multi-container Docker setup.

What Container Engine solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!

There are not enough reviews of LXD for G2 to provide buying insight. Below are some alternatives with more reviews:

Docker hub Logo
Docker hub
Docker hub is a Dev-test pipeline automation with 100,000+ free apps, public and private registries.
Apache Mesos Logo
Apache Mesos
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that distributes resources across applications and databases.
runc Logo
runc is a CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification.
rkt Logo
rkt is an open source container runtime designed for composability, security, and speed.
Sandboxie Logo
Sandboxie uses isolation technology to separate programs from your underlying operating system preventing unwanted changes from happening to your personal data, programs and applications that rest safely on your hard drive.
OpenVZ Logo
OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux that creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict.
CoreOS Logo
CoreOS provide a software that securely run application containers anywhere.
LXC Logo
LXC by Linuxcontainers.org is a set of tools, templates, library and language bindings. It's pretty low level, very flexible and covers just about every containment feature supported by the upstream kernel.
Solaris Zones Logo
Solaris Zones
Oracle Solaris 11.3 is an advanced enterprise operating system. It delivers security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps.
Garden Logo
Garden is the component that Cloud Foundry uses to create and manage isolated environments called containers. Each instance of an application deployed to Cloud Foundry runs within a container. For more information about how containers work, see the Container Mechanics section of the Understanding Container Security topic.
Show more
Kate from G2

Learning about LXD?

I can help.
* We monitor all LXD reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. Validated reviews require the user to submit a screenshot of the product containing their user ID, in order to verify a user is an actual user of the product.