KVM Competitors and Alternatives

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IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
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Top 10
Nov 10, 2020
Stable with an easy initial setup and good VMotion features

What is our primary use case?

We use it mainly to host virtual machines. We have the standard version, so we do VMotion. Sometimes it's easier when you need to do some maintenance on a whole server to be able to move the virtual machine from one host to another, so there is no downtime for the users. For virtual machine management, it's more fluent to dynamically set the resources on the servers, for example, if we need to increase the storage volume on a virtual machine or increase the RAM or adjust the CPU cores. It's easier to handle this on vSphere or any other hypervisor than on bare metal.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is easy."
  • "The container management could be improved. It's far from perfect right now."

What other advice do I have?

We don't have a business relationship with the product. We're just customers. If we speak about version five or plus five, I'm pretty knowledgeable about those as I was a network administrator back then. However, version six, version seven, I deal with these versions maybe two times per year, so I'm not very good on them. Overall, I'd rate them at an eight out of ten, mostly due to the high pricing and container management.
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