Compare IBM PowerVM vs. KVM

IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software while KVM which is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 0, while KVM is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of KVM writes "I find the density of the product most valuable". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas KVM is most compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.
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This solution came with the Linux license.It is cheaper than other solutions out there on the market.It is cheaper than other competitors like VMware or Hyper-V.​It is free and can be run from your laptop, if needed, unlike VMware.​

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81,970
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8.6
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Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko.
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Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, PneuhageMediaWiki, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikidata, Wikiversity, Commons
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