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Proxmox VE vs XenServer: 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; XenServer: An open source virtualization platform. 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.
Proxmox VE can be classified as a tool in the "Virtualization Platform" category, while XenServer is grouped under "Virtual Machine Management".
Opower, RTB House, and IT-Partner-Berlin are some of the popular companies that use Proxmox VE, whereas XenServer is used by Infoxchange, GameDuell, and Leonis Holding. Proxmox VE has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to XenServer, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
Pros of Proxmox VE
- Ease of use8
- HA VM & LXC devices8
- Robust architecture7
- Avoid vendor lock-in6