Best Server Virtualization Software

Discussion in 'VPS - Virtual Private Server' started by Asphyxia, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Asphyxia

    Asphyxia Web Admin Administrator Super Mod

    XenServer - Citrix XenServer is a complete server virtualization software platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor offering fast and secure virtualization.

    Hyper-V - Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product providing a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution.

    VMware vSphere - VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

    KVM - KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an open-source virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).

    OpenVZ - OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux that 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.

    Virtuozzo - Provider of Virtualization, Storage, and Cloud Infrastructure Software.


    Does anyone have experience with server virtualization software? If so, which do you prefer as a user or hoster?
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  2. Datalow

    Datalow Member

    It depends on what you plan to do with the servers.
    The most common linux virtualizations are KVM and OpenVZ.

    I prefer OpenVZ because you can "oversell" the containers and it's easy to use.
    Just google a bit the difference between KVM and OpenVZ so you can figure out which one is the best for you.
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