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containerd is described as 'An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to containerd for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Python. The best alternative is Docker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like containerd are Podman, LXC Linux Containers, Apache Mesos and OpenVZ.

containerd alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of containerd.
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An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability

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  1. Docker icon

    Docker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeNAS
    20 alternatives to Docker 

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationDocker can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Podman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    6 alternatives to Podman 

    podman is a daemonless container runtime for managing containers, pods, and container images. It is intended as a counterpart to CRI-O, to provide low-level debugging not available through the CRI interface used by Kubernetes.

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    LXC Linux Containers

    6 alternatives to LXC Linux Containers 

    Containers which offer an environment as close as possible as the one you'd get from a VM but without the overhead that comes with running a separate kernel and simulating all the hardware.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationLXC Linux Containers can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Apache Mesos

    • Mac
    • Linux
    31 alternatives to Apache Mesos 

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

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    OpenVZ

    38 alternatives to OpenVZ 

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

    OpenVZ 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.

    Each container performs.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationOpenVZ can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    rkt

    12 alternatives to rkt 

    rkt is the next-generation container manager for Linux clusters. Designed for security, simplicity, and composability within modern cluster architectures, rkt discovers, verifies, fetches, and executes application containers with pluggable isolation.

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    Discontinued

    According to their Github page at https://github.com/rkt/rkt, the project has been discontinued. The repository has been archived.

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    Singularity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Singularity 

    Singularity is a container solution with a focus on building reproducible software stacks and running them most efficiently on existing HPC, scientific, compute farm and even enterprise architectures.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationSingularity can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    Screenshot of singularity building an hello-world container
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    Turbo.net Client

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPad
    5 alternatives to Turbo.net Client 

    The Turbo.net Client allows you to package apps and their dependencies into a lightweight, isolated virtual environment called a "container." Containerized apps can be run on any machine that has the appropriate Turbo.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationTurbo.net Client can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    Turbo.net homepage. Browse and access repositories of popular images, containers, and projects.
    Different versions of Internet Explorer running side-by-side in containers on the same machine, streamed directly from Turbo.net.

Containers allow developers, testers, and users to run multiple application versions side-by-side, even beta versions.
  9. FreeBSD Jails

    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • DragonFly BSD
    7 alternatives to FreeBSD Jails 

    The FreeBSD jail mechanism is an implementation of operating system-level virtualization that allows system administrators to partition a FreeBSD-based computer system into several independent mini-systems called jails.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationFreeBSD Jails can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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      Stakkr

      • Windows
      • Linux
      4 alternatives to Stakkr 

      Stakkr is a lightweight development environment that relies on docker to deploy and link containers of all types. It can be installed in 3 steps : docker, stakkr then configuration. The config file is very simple and multiple services are included.

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