3 Open Source Virtualization Software Solution

  • Tue, 10/27/2015 - 15:25 by aatif

3 Open Source Virtualization Software Solution


Virtualization is to refer to as a technology it enables us to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. Virtualization creates virtual rather than actual versions of resources like server storage devices, networks, and operating systems where the framework divides the resource into one or more useable environments. It can also be understood as, like hard drive partitioning, it creates two separate hard drives.

The way of utilizing technology changing day by day. Virtualization technology provides scalability, flexibility and offers cost-saving. It reduced workload and faster work performance and make work automated. Some of the benefits of utilizing virtualization are.

Increased profit reduces capital and also reduced operating costs.
Provide high availability of applications.
Downtime minimize.
Increase responsiveness, productivity, efficiency, and IT agility.
Provide provisioning faster and simple application solutions.
Provide centralized management control.

Let's see some of the open-source virtualization software solutions which reduced capital and operating cost, increase scalability, productivity, efficiency, and many more.

KVM (Kernal Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution. It is also known as a Kernel-based Virtual Machine. It can be run on both Linux and Window guest. It allows various programs to utilize the hardware virtualization features of various processors and it supported Intel AMD processors. In late 2008 Linux vendor, Red Hat acquired KVM developer and now Red Hat bases its enterprise virtualization server on the KVM hypervisor. KVM provides a number of features to their user some of these are Qemu Monitor Protocol, Kernel Samepage Merging, Paravirtual time source for KVM, Adding CPUs on the fly, Adding PCI devices on the fly, Communication channel between the host and guests, and many more.

Xen is an open-source virtualization software solution. It has empowered some of the largest clouds in production. The most famous users of Xen are Rackspace Public Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Aliyun, and many hosting services that used Xen software. It allows integration flexibility, you can integrate it into a number of cloud orchestration projects such as OpenStack. It supported multiple guest operating systems like Linux, Windows, NetBSD. The list of features provided by Xen is Supports multiple Cloud platforms, Provide Reliable technology with a solid track record, provide Scalability, Security, Flexibility, VM Migration, and Multi-vendor support, etc.

OpenVZ is open-source container-based virtualization for Linux. It provides cost-effective virtual private servers. It creates a different number of secure Linux container by using single physical server and enable us to better server utilization and confirm that applications do not conflict. It provides native performance by providing the same services on a separate host container. Every container can perform like a stand-alone server, it can be rebooted independently and also provide root access. OpenVZ provides the separate IP address, memory, files, system libraries, processor, and configuration files.