KVM vs XenServer

KVM is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 3 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 1 review. The top reviewer of KVM writes "KVM allows me to run virtualized environments for my customer projects and to modify the code as it's open-source, although there were stability issues when running I/O intensive tasks. ". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". KVM is most compared with vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, vSphere and Hyper-V. See our KVM vs XenServer report.
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32,626
Comparisons
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Reviews
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Followers
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Avg. Rating
9.0
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Followers
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Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 37% of the time.
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Compared 23% of the time.
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Compared 11% of the time.
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Proxmox
Compared 33% of the time.
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Compared 25% of the time.
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Compared 15% of the time.
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OverviewQuestionmark icon
OverviewKVM (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.

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.

Sample Customers
Sample CustomersMediaWiki, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikidata, Wikiversity, Commons U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
25%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Energy/Utilities Company
6%
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Cloud Provider
10%
Integrator
10%
Insurance Company
10%
Healthcare Company
10%
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Comms Service Provider
16%
Financial Services Firm
16%
University
7%
Transportation Company
7%
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Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
21%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
51%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
28%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
39%

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