VMware vs KVM? Which one is better?

VMware vs KVM? Which one is better?

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David Beroff

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İ used KVM vps as always but today have an offer with VMware. İt's really good price but i have no experience with VMware. Which one is better? What are your experience with them? Can you give me your answers or a vote between VMware and KVM?
 

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Hello David,

Good to see you again.

Alrighty let's get to answering your question :).

Hosting providers come in many different forms (KVM, VMware, OpenVZ) many of these have there own advantages and disadvantages.

OpenVZ - is a linux virtualization platform that allows a physical server to run multiple isolated containers or operating systems. This can only run on Linux. The issue with this type of platform is you can not make any kernel modifications. This type of virtualization is very efficient and fast.

KVM, VMware, and Xen - are very similar they almost work entirely the same and all provide true virtualization as the resources are not shared between any other host or virtual server. The reason you may want to use KVM is because it is supported via the CentOS team and this OS is much prefered by most web hosting providers unless they end up using Cloudlinux OS like we do.

Why you should stay on the KVM versus the VMware is that KVM is usually more scalable, lower cost of ownership, cross platform on linux or windows, Many apps run faster on KVM compared with other hypervisors, open source transparency and security, so mainly more flexible and can lead to lower cost of operation.

I hope I was able to answer your question. Please let me know of any questions happy to help!

Thanks!

Mario Cano
 

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VMware is more for corporate infrastructure, rather than selling VPS to others. You'll have a hard time integrating it with any billing systems. Granted, modules exist for WHMCS and maybe other popular billing systems, but they're 3rd party and often broken.
 

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İ used KVM vps as always but today have an offer with VMware. İt's a really good price, but i have no experience with VMware. Which one is better? What are your experience with them? Can you give me your answers or a vote between VMware and KVM?

Hello David Beroff,

There are a lot of similarities between VMware and KVM. Both virtualization platforms allow multiple virtual machines to run on a single physical server. Both platforms also support a wide range of operating systems and provide a high degree of flexibility when it comes to configuring virtual machines.

If you need an easy-to-use platform that provides a wide range of features, then VMware is the better choice. However, if you are looking for a more cost-effective platform with better performance, then KVM is the better option.

VMware is a popular choice for virtualization, especially among enterprise users. It's known for its stability, performance, and wide range of features. However, it can be more expensive than other options and may not be the best choice for smaller businesses. KVM is another option that's gaining popularity, especially among open-source advocates. It's a bit more complex to set up than VMware, but it can be more cost-effective and offer better performance in some cases. If you need a stable and feature-rich virtualization solution, VMware is a good choice.

However, if you're looking for something more cost-effective or want to use open-source software, KVM may be a better fit. So, which one is better? It really depends on your specific needs and requirements. If you need a comprehensive virtualization solution with all the bells and whistles, then VMware is probably the better choice. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more lightweight option or on a budget, then KVM might be the better option.

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Rex M
 
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