Compare OpenVZ vs. VMware vSphere

OpenVZ is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 81 reviews. OpenVZ is rated 0, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". OpenVZ is most compared with Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware vSphere, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis.
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The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.The price is high, but you get back a lot.Our ROI is good.There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.The pricing is a bit complex.

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Overview
OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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Sample Customers
Atlassian, Funtoo Linux, FastVPS, MontanaLinux, Parallels, Pixar Animation Studios, Travis CI, Yandex, WarGaming.NetAbu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise42%
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