Webinar: Building resilient systems with Consul by HashiCorp

Learn how prepared queries, multi-datacenter, and leader election features of Consul can be used to build highly available and resilient systems.

You may also like Nomad, the free and open source cluster scheduler by HashiCorp.

LXD 2.0: Blog post series

With LXD as one of the most important features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, you might want to read more about it. St├ęphane Graber has started a blog post series that will bring you up to speed. In his first post - Introduction to LXD - he answers a few common questions about LXD.

Its main goal is to provide a user experience that’s similar to that of virtual machines but using Linux containers rather than hardware virtualization.

LXD focuses on system containers, also called infrastructure containers. That is, a LXD container runs a full Linux system, exactly as it would be when run on metal or in a VM.

In contrast, Docker focuses on ephemeral, stateless, minimal containers that won’t typically get upgraded or re-configured but instead just be replaced entirely. That makes Docker and similar projects much closer to a software distribution mechanism than a machine management tool.

St├ęphane Graber

Continue reading his blog post series about LXD 2.0 or even try LXD online.