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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.

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LXD review by Pablo S.
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"Excellent"

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 business 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

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LXD review by Mike B.
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"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 business 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.

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