Compare IBM PowerVM vs. Proxmox VE

IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.8, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "A stable solution that offers good control over hardware resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Proxmox VE report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues.The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.The feature that I like most is the versatility.What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.

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The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.The most valuable feature of this solution is migration.The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy.The solution allows for easy integrations.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.The solution's compatibility is very good with multiple operating systems. The moving systems are very good and migration is excellent. These are the most valuable features for us.Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.

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The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers

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The virtualization can be better.If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work, specifically shared storage between the virtual machines, is difficult.The solution needs a better billing system.I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project.

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Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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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.

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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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, PneuhageMunicipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
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Comms Service Provider21%
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Government9%
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