rkt Alternatives

    rkt is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to rkt for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Minecraft. The best alternative is Docker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like rkt are Flatpak (Free, Open Source), Podman (Free, Open Source), AppImageKit (Free, Open Source) and Singularity (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.
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    3. 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.
    4. Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and derivatives.
    5. 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.

    6. 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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    7. Automation that travels with the app. Chef Habitat allows any app to be independent of any particular infrastructure environment, like containers or PaaS.
    8. Runs anywhere Plash's only requirements are python3, a linux kernel (>= 3.18) and a rudimentary mount binary in $PATH.
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    9. A Minecraft Docker client! To visualize and run containers directly from a Minecraft environment.
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    10. Datacol is a control layer on top of cloud (AWS/GCP), to provide Heroku like experience with the power of Kubernetes under the hood.
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