KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) vs Xen : Which is Better?

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KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. It was merged into the Linux kernel mainline in kernel version 2.6.20.

License: Open Source

Apps available for Linux

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Xen

Xen Project is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. Developed by Citrix

License: Open Source

Categories: Network & Admin

Apps available for Linux

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) VS Xen Feature comparision

Feature KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) Xen
Emulation
Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
Linux-based
Virtualization
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Operating system
Portable
Scriptable
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
Lightweight
Combined Inbox
Container virtualization
Unified inbox
Hypervisor
GNU/linux-libre
Cloud IDE
Web Development
Live migration
Clustering
Compatible with xen
Disaster Recovery
Virtual Machines
Sandbox
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