Best Server Virtualization Software19Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. Server Virtualization is the creation of such virtual instances or virtual machines (VMs) via hypervisors or physical servers providing multiple users access to isolated virtual spaces, effectively aggregating usage and spreading the cost of storage and access among users.Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)1 ESXi4 VM VirtualBox5 Workstation6 Hypervisor (formerly XenServer)7 Hat Virtualization (RHV) (formerly RHEV)8 VE10 Acropolis11 Virtual Machine12 VM Server13 PowerVM14 with Operations Management (VSOM)15 AHV16 Virtuozzo17 IP Virtual Server20 VPS Servers21 Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud22 vCenter Server on IBM Cloud23 vSphere on IBM Cloud24 Cloud for VMware Solutions25

Server Virtualization Software

Best Server Virtualization Software

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Server Virtualization Overview

What is Server Virtualization Software?

Server virtualization software allows multiple operating systems to run independently of each other on a single machine in a data center. Virtualization software called Hypervisors encapsulate a guest version of the operating system and emulate hardware resources. Resources may include CPU, memory, or hard disk which can be shared across multiple virtual machines. In this way server virtualization allows multiple operating systems to run on a single machine.

Server virtualization tools reduce the need for physical hardware systems. The resulting increase in resource utilization lowers server costs. Containerization however, popular since the emergence of Docker, supplies an alternative to server virtualization. Containerization achieves greater efficiency than server virtualization by eliminating the hypervisor and its multiple virtual machines. Each application shares a single instance of the operating system and runs on the “bare metal” of the server.

Server Virtualization Features & Capabilities

Server virtualization products provide these common features:

  • Run multiple virtual machines using different OS on same server

  • Automated virtual machine provisioning

  • Manage remote physical locations, branch locations with rapid provisioning

  • Server health monitoring, performance bottleneck, workload rebalancing

  • Centrally control and optimize virtual machine environment

  • Patch or backup virtual machines without interrupting service

  • Migrate live virtual machines between hosts during scheduled maintenance

  • Hypervisor-level security, including antivirus and anti-malware

  • Secure apps and infrastructure with guest operating system lockdown

  • Auditable activity, performance log

Pricing Information

Server virtualization inherently reduces data center costs by improving resource utilization. Virtualization subscriptions are available at a monthly or (more common) annual cost, with reduction in cost for up-front multi-year commitments. Subscriptions are priced according to managed hypervisor socket pairs, or per number of physical processors featuring virtualization. Free trials ranging from 30 to 60 days are available from some vendors. Server virtualization is also sometimes offered with on-demand pricing (e.g. compute capacity per hour).

Server Virtualization Products

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Nerdio provides streaming IT services over the Internet by virtualizing hardware and software. Companies using Nerdio no longer have to maintain servers, desktops and software, but instead plug into virtual services in the cloud.

15 Ratings

Nutanix Acropolis is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution for enterprise cloud, storage, and infrastructure services. Acropolis includes AHV, Nutanix's server virtualization solution, and provides software-defined set of platform services such as storage and support for virtualized appl...

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Virtuozzo, formerly Parallels Cloud Server is a container based server virtualization technology.

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OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux supported by Odin and fundamental to that company's commercial offering, Virtuozzo.

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The Evolve IP Virtual Data Center is a Virtual Private Cloud Computing Service that is designed to enable customers to leverage guaranteed resource reservation pools (processor, memory and disk resources) at Evolve IP’s data centers. The vendor says that by using the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) c...

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HostSailor’s Netherlands VPS Servers is virtual service provider solution (VSP). This solution includes free DDoS protection for all VPS plans in Romania as well as free technical support.