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System Architect with 11-50 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Our infrastructure is based on KVM and Linux Containers and KVM hypervisor for about the last year. Management and backup is a lot easier with with Ubuntu and KVM, especially combined with ZFS and snapshotting.

How has it helped my organization?

In the Linux world, KVM is a very reliable solution which can be used for x86 architecture virtualization with reasonable overhead. Reliable and extensible have a tight integration with Linux security facilities, like SELinux, KVM does the... more»

What needs improvement?

The support of virtualization in the recent generation of x86 processor is almost a must have, so the only negative aspect of needing hardware support is a fully functional KVM can be dropped. It would be nice if the support for other... more»
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Student at Universidade de Brasília at a tech services company
Jun 19 2017

What do you think of KVM?

Valuable Features Low cost, if not lowest. Great performance and scalability. Security is top-notch. Free. • Room for Improvement Networking configuration might be annoying depending on how you want to set it up; usually works fine, though. • Use of Solution I have used it for one year. • Deployment Issues We have not encountered any deployment issues. • Stability Issues We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues We have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Well, none. Technical Support: Unless you can count open forums? • Previous Solutions I previously used VMware VM VirtualBox and then Workstation Pro. I switched because VMware is not free. • Initial...


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KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko.
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