Canonical Developing LXD As A New Linux Hypervisor
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 4 November 2014 at 09:58 AM EST. 33 Comments
Canonical's latest effort for pushing Ubuntu further in the cloud and within enterprises is LXD, a new high-performance hypervisor derived from the concepts of LXC.

Canonical's LXD aims for "[taking] all the speed and efficiency of docker, and turn it into a full virtualisation experience. That’s the goal of Canonical’s new initiative to create the next big hypervisor around Linux container technologies."

LXC will be a client while LXD will act as a server and LXD will remain fully compatible with Docker. LXD will yield better security than LXC and be a "real" hypervisor for Linux systems that will run just as fast as the native OS on bare metal hardware.

Canonical hopes to have LXD ready in the next half-year and will be open-source software. More details at the new Ubuntu LXD page.
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