KVM Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of KVM competitors and alternatives
VMware
Real User
System Support Engineer at TMN
Nov 17 2016

What is most valuable?

Its compatibility with LUNs and its vMotion, HA, FT and VDS. It works very smooth with LUNs. When we talk about its Cluster feature, then the HA, FT, and DRS features are just great in how they support large scale servers and VMs without any... more»

How has it helped my organization?

While using its HA feature, we don’t need to worry about usage of servers. Our VM automatically shifts to another server which has resources using vMotion. VDS provides its NIC which is available on all ESXis. You have to configure it one... more»

What needs improvement?

When we talked about its Vmotion feature so we see we are able to move our Vms in running state from one host to another host within cluster and shared storage but we are unable to move VMs accros cluster and storage in running state so here... more»
Oracle
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

I think the most intriguing thing about Oracle VM is it's an enterprise-grade hypervisor. So it handles all the virtualization, and it's free. You don't hear the word Oracle and Free a lot, but there's a lot of stuff at Oracle that is free... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloning VMs helps a ton, especially when interface into EM, so users can build their own sandbox environmentnt, complete with WebLogic AND Database

What needs improvement?

What features would I like to see in Oracle VM in future releases? I can think of a ton of them. Some of them are just coming out. Better disaster recovery, though they just introduced a new technology called Oracle VM Site Guard that's... more»
Microsoft
User
Head of IT Architecture and Design with 201-500 employees
May 22 2018

What do you think of Hyper-V?

Primary Use Case Providing development and test environments for risk management applications. A variety of standard images were created and could be applied as needed. • Improvements to My Organization Hyper-V provided freedom to spin up development and test environments. As projects were created, an environment could be created and applied. • Valuable Features Reasonably easy to use. Snapshots could be prepared and deployed as a developer needed them. As well, environments could be disabled or removed. • Room for Improvement It needs additional administration and monitoring capabilities. Status and availability became an issue and need.  • Use of Solution Trial/evaluations only.
Red Hat
Integrator
Business Development Staff at a integrator with 51-200 employees
May 30 2017

What do you think of RHEV?

We have been using RHEV in our production environment since 3.0 and have I to say that the product continues to evolve with each release. The current version is very stable and offers all of the features we require from a virtualisation infrastructure platform. I am especially impressed with the self provision user portal and the performance of Spice as a remote desktop protocol, although it would be nice to have better client end support (OSX, IOS etc). One of the biggest lacking features is the ability to replicate virtual machine configurations to another RHEV environment for DR. Our development team addressed this by producing a python script which calls the REST API and replicates VM configuration allowing us to restore data into prebuilt VMs. www.quru.com/rvsr Overall we...
Citrix
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 02 2018

What do you think of XenServer?

Primary Use Case Virtualization platform that was easy to maintain for our staff's expertise and allowed for inexpensive licensing when support was required. • Improvements to My Organization Allowed us to maintain a desired level of high availability between our XenServer farms. Increased our response time to backend errors. • Valuable Features All features of the product are valuable, depends on the situation. I have used all of the features at one time or another. • Room for Improvement Integrated workload balancing and virtual switch management that doesn't require another virtual appliance to control. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Rock Solid for the most part, of course, as with any technology there are software patches...

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