What is KVM?
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
KVM is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.
Who uses KVM?
25 companies reportedly use KVM in their tech stacks, including DigitalOcean, Infinity, and Rad Web Hosting.
143 developers on StackShare have stated that they use KVM.
Qemu, libvirt, Rex, Multipass, and Platform9 Managed OpenStack are some of the popular tools that integrate with KVM. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with KVM.
Pros of KVM
No license issues
Flexible network options
KVM Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to KVM?
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