KVM Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Vinícius Melo
Real User
Student at Universidade de Brasília at a tech services company
Jun 19 2017

What do you think of KVM?

What is most valuable?

Low cost, if not lowest. Great performance and scalability. Security is top-notch. Free.

What needs improvement?

Networking configuration might be annoying depending on how you want to set it up; usually works fine, though.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not encountered any deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Well, none. Technical Support: Unless you can count open forums?

Which solutions did

Matias Sundman
Real User
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

A big strength with KVM is that it is an open-source component. It gets improvements from Intel, for example, and the other semiconductors. It can be sized-down to a very small package. It can be used in embedded systems as well, so it has a… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a separation, so you could have KVM running in a few cores, and then you could have a real-time operating system running another core, so there is a hybrid environment with real time operating systems and Linux.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheaper than other competitors like VMware or Hyper-V.
Matias Sundman
Real User
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 09 2019

What is most valuable?

There is a lot of value with an open source solution because you have some freedom of changing how the system behaves and looks because it's open source. You can modify to your… more»

What needs improvement?

The management of the whole system, could be improved. VMware is better on the management tools, for example, Red Hat is when it comes to the KVM. In addition, we would like to have a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheaper than other solutions out there on the market.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used VMware but switched to KVM because it is an open ecosystem and we see there is a benefit in open source solutions.
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