Containers separate your applications from the OS. You can move your apps across hosts seamlessly with a simple command. You can also do this with VMs but containers are lightweight, easier to access and manage and move across hosts and avoid lock-in to any hardware or cloud provider.
Flockport also chose LXC containers as they behave like light weight VMs and allow the seamless migration of workloads from VMs to containers.
Flockport is a container management platform that currently supports LXC containers. Flockport adds a number of capabilities on top of LXC.
Flockport also provides an application build system based on LXC containers and an app store. And a standardized way to setup and manage LXC across Linux distributions with out of the box support for volumes, networks and port management.
LXC containers behave like light weight VMs. Docker uses a different kind of container, a single process container. Here is a quick guide to help you understand the differences between LXC and Docker containers. Flockport is focussed on the seamless migration of workloads from VMs to containers.
The Flockport App Store hosts a large number of open source applications in containers. To use the apps just download the container, start it and you can access the app in your browser.
This simplifies things for end users as there is no need to setup the application, install dependencies or application configuration. Even better the containers are self contained and portable across systems so you are not locked into any host or server.
The App Store free to use and accessible from the Flockport app. All app builds are automated with Flockport Recipes.