VMware vSphere vs Xen: What are the differences?
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; Xen: Advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications. It is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. It was developed by the Linux Foundation and is supported by Intel.
VMware vSphere and Xen belong to "Virtualization Platform" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by VMware vSphere are:
- Powerful Server Virtualization
- Network Services
- Efficient Storage
On the other hand, Xen provides the following key features:
- Xen 4.10 or Newer
Xen is an open source tool with 208 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Xen's open source repository on GitHub.