Compare IBM PowerVM vs. XenServer

IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software with 2 reviews while XenServer is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while XenServer is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "A versatile, secure, and flexible solution for our virtualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XenServer writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our IBM PowerVM vs. XenServer report.
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Pros
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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What I like the most is the support of the GPU Graphics and the VM Live migration.The support for this solution is phenomenal.This is a good product for virtualization and it is easy to use.The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy.The solution is easy to deploy. It's very easy to understand problems and read logs.The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is very fast. It also works very well for physically small servers.The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.The feature I find most valuable, is its performance

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Cons
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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Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable.The built-in networking features are a little limited.The product could be faster and licensing options could be improved.The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions.The solution would benefit from faster technical support.The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement.It needs to have a more robust backup solution.I think the technical support could be better.

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This solution is open source, it's free.We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.There are free and paid versions. The free version is limited in features but not by time limit. The paid version has more features.The most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product.To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year.The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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9.0
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14
Average Words per Review
367
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8.4
Top Comparisons
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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.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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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, Pneuhage U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
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Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Tech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company8%
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