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Proxmox VE vs VMware vSphere: What are the differences?

Proxmox VE: Open-Source Virtualization Platform. It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface; VMware vSphere: Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware. vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

Proxmox VE and VMware vSphere can be primarily classified as "Virtualization Platform" tools.

MIT, CircleCI, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use VMware vSphere, whereas Proxmox VE is used by Opower, IT-Partner-Berlin, and budikom.net. VMware vSphere has a broader approval, being mentioned in 56 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to Proxmox VE, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of Proxmox VE
Pros of VMware vSphere
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    HA VM & LXC devices
  • 6
    Ease of use
  • 5
    Robust architecture
  • 5
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 2
    Free
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    Cluster
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    Backup
  • 8
    Strong host isolation
  • 6
    Industry leader
  • 4
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Great VM management (HA,FT,...)
  • 2
    Great Networking
  • 2
    Feature rich
  • 1
    Running in background
  • 1
    Can be setup on single physical server
  • 1
    Free

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Cons of Proxmox VE
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      Price

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    What is Proxmox VE?

    It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.

    What is VMware vSphere?

    vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

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      What are some alternatives to Proxmox VE and VMware vSphere?
      XenServer
      It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
      OpenStack
      OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
      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).
      VirtualBox
      VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
      Qemu
      When used as a machine emulator, it can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
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