IBM PowerVM vs. KVM

IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software vs KVM which is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of KVM writes "I find the density of the product most valuable". IBM PowerVM is most compared with vSphere, KVM and Oracle VM. KVM is most compared with vSphere, Hyper-V and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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It is cheaper than other solutions out there on the market.It is cheaper than other competitors like VMware or Hyper-V.This solution came with the Linux license.​It is free and can be run from your laptop, if needed, unlike VMware.​

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5,820
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3,038
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Followers
178
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52,898
Comparisons
39,086
Reviews
4
Followers
537
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 38% of the time.
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Overview
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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Sample Customers
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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm38%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Construction Company6%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise49%
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