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The IT Ops Sessions: Unexpected Virtualization Stuff You Can Do with Linux Containers (LXD)

by David Clinton

In this IT Ops session, you’ll learn how LXD containers can do many of the same virtualization tricks as Docker - often faster and cheaper. But it's the stuff Docker can't do - like nesting, and GPU passthrough - that'll shock you.

What you'll learn

IT Ops sessions are short-form conference-style sessions, minus the conference. In this session, Unexpected Virtualization Stuff You Can Do with Linux Containers (LXD), you'll discover the power and versatility of Linux Containers - and particularly LXD environments. You'll see how you can use LXD to create fast and efficient virtual environments from standalone development servers to complete computer clouds. You'll also learn about some unexpected LXD features like nesting, live migration, stateful snapshots, and GPU data processing. When you’re finished with this session, you’ll have a better understanding of the scope of operations working with Linux Containers.

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About the author

David Clinton is an AWS Solutions Architect and a Linux server administrator. He's written books on cloud and Linux administration, IT security, and data analytics.

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