KVM Competitors and Alternatives

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VMware
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Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 16 2016

What is most valuable?

Stability of the Hypervisor, DRS, and HA are some of the more valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

VMWare (and any virtualization platform) completely changes the way an organization functions. The way you investment in hardware is done from a completely different perspective, in that an initial capital investment is required, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing I can think of. For a while, allowing for HA without shared storage was a missing feature, but as of 5.1, VMware introduced that feature.
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Oracle
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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»
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Microsoft
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 24 2016

What is most valuable?

It's scalable and stable. Working on Hyper-V is a wonderful experience. It supports our systems in parallel, providing us results that meet our needs. Moreover, providing more and more new features everyday such as Live Migration, CSV and so... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main improvement to our organization is its scalability and the ability to support our system by running our applications simultaneously. It ultimately helps us with customer satisfactions and productivity, Failover clustering is another... more»

What needs improvement?

The networking component of the setup needs to be less complex.I have one physical server with four built in LAN ports (NIC1, NIC2, NIC3 & NIC4) and I want three more VMs on it. In order to distribute the traffic load, I want to assign... more»
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Red Hat
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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...
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Citrix
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Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 30 2018

What do you think of XenServer?

Primary Use Case Virtualization platform that was easy to maintain for our staff 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 required...

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