KVM Scalability

MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
This solution is limited in terms of scalability. I think that it is suitable for a mid-range company, but for a larger company, it is not quick. It does not have features for companies that need expandable solutions. This solution is not used directly by the end-users. If KVM is installed in their data center then they just use the virtual machine. Users don't care about infrastructure, they're just looking for stability and use the operating system for their service. It is the administrators who use this product. Typically, there are two or three administrators in each data center. In terms of end-users, I have seen more than one hundred concurrent users. View full review »
VascoCampos
System Engineer at NoBoring Lda
This solution is scalable. Ubuntu is the best version to scale because with the MAS you can set load balancing, and they offer a free account to manage the load balancing for up to ten servers. Currently, I am the only user. View full review »
Software512a
Software Architect with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability of the product is really high because of architecture. Since KVM is part of a Linux kernel, it gets a lot of the benefits of its location. It has a nice strategy of memory virtualization, which is also part of the kernel. Kernel location makes possible schemes of a vhost that boosts device performance. We currently have 300 users of KVM, with about two people as support staff. We do plan to increase usage in the future. So, we will be scaling up in the future. View full review »
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Matias Sundman
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
I think nine out of the ten supercomputers in the world use Linux KVM, so I think that attests to the fact that it is a scalable product. It scales really well. View full review »
Matias Sundman
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
We have over 1000 users using the solution currently. View full review »
Georges ESSOMBA
Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech
Scaling the solution is easy. You just have to add more hardware. View full review »
reviewer807690
Principal Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not test scalability during our evaluation. View full review »
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