LXD Containers: Cram 14.5X More Guests On A Server

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  1. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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    full study: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/05/18/lxd-crushes-kvm-in-density-and-speed/

    LXD info: http://www.ubuntu.com/cloud/tools/lxd
     
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  2. AshleyUK

    AshleyUK New Member Verified Provider

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    Unless I'm reading wrong its more like OpenVZ than KVM, only supports Linux shared kernel e.t.c


    So seems a bit unfair to compare to KVM
     
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  3. joepie91

    joepie91 New Member

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    Wouldn't be the first time Canonical suffered from the NIH syndrome.
     
  4. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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    It's more like OpenVZ than KVM in the sense that it's containerization rather than true virtualization, but the reason for the comparison to KVM is because Canonical is positioning it as a competitor to KVM in OpenStack deployments.
     
  5. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Oh the mess we have to look forward to :)

    Stuffing things for density only makes sense with idleness and doing so with public customer materials hasn't ever been a good idea.   I am good about corporate density and consolidation, where such a failing smacks a company who should have knowledgeable tech staff in place when mass break effect happens.  Soon they will know the limits and keep things in such bounds.  Contrast to public customer environment where suddenly their piece of server pie goes bonkers, murders daemons or creates situation where gracefulness goes out window.

    Just cause one can stuff more into something doesn't mean they should be.  That's how unhealthy things like feeder and feedee dynamics begin :)  I hate BBWSERVERS.
     
  6. tdale

    tdale Member Verified Provider

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    tdale
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
     
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  8. LeaseVPS

    LeaseVPS New Member Verified Provider

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  9. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Yep it's old news and I'm trying it out right now.

    Honestly, LXC isn't really my taste, but that's also probably because I'm more comfortable with OpenVZ Management and work.  However, I still need to fiddle around with it more and read more up on it.  I do expect some good things.