KVM Valuable Features

Software512a
Software Architect with 501-1,000 employees
I find the density of the product most valuable. It is because of kernel same page merging technology (KSM) that is integrated into Linux kernel. That high density makes KVM one of the important players of the virtualization market. View full review »
Matias Sundman
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
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 very good performance and it is suitable from embedded IT to big servers and supercomputers. This solution integrates nicely with other soft-open-software components. View full review »
Matias Sundman
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
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 requirements which you cannot really do with VMware. View full review »
reviewer849252
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our infrastructure is based on KVM and Linux Containers (LXC). We had a lot of VMware legacy, but it was converted to Ubuntu 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. View full review »
Vinícius Melo
Student at Universidade de Brasília at a tech services company
* Low cost, if not lowest. * Great performance and scalability. * Security is top-notch. * Free. View full review »
Andre Ruppert
IT-Leiter (IP) with 11-50 employees
* Open source * The ability to execute live migrations * Linux, a base OS. View full review »

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