KVM Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of KVM competitors and alternatives
VMware
Real User
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Sep 02 2018

What is most valuable?

* Stability: Since it is riding inside of a multi-hardware environment, downtime is virtually nothing. That is a plus. * It is simple to manage. * We use two-factor authentication.

How has it helped my organization?

It rides our entire corporate network. Everything inside of our corporate Windows domain (e.g., domain controller, database files, etc.) rides inside VMware. In the last three years, we have moved from a physical to a virtual environment. We... more»

What needs improvement?

* It is simple to break. * As far as ease of use and their front end (vCenter), it needs refreshing. They are doing some good things with HTML5. I would like them to move into having a containerized application to manage the vCenter. * I... more»
Oracle
Consultant
President at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

We've noticed that when working with Citrix with our Oracle clients who also use Oracle Linux, the monitoring and testing is simpler and easier for us to do.

How has it helped my organization?

It's similar to being Citrix-based with a little bit of difference on the technology side. It seems to handle some of the database mechanics better. Again, that's probably just the sampling size we've done, which may not be big enough, but it... more»

What needs improvement?

It doesn't monitor everything, which is a little bit more difficult. It doesn't seem to have as many features or metrics to monitor as some others do, so you have to make some homemade scripts to do it. There are richer APIs out there that... 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.

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