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8. VMware ESX Server and VMWare Server (

VMWare allows the ability for organizations to improve the efficiency and availability of their IT resources and applications through virtualization. The application helps to eliminate a “one server, one application” model and provides the ability to run multiple virtual machines on each physical machine.


  • Application has been around a very long time and is very reliable.
  • Has the ability to runs on both Windows and Linux, making it possible to run the same VM’s on both your OSes.


  • Consumes up to 50% or more resources than other similar applications.
  • Very pricey.
  • In order to obtain high performance, special drivers are required

9. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (

Whether it’s for home or business use, Parallels offers a full range of virtualization and automation software, helping individuals and organizations to fully experience and optimize computing today by working to map the host computer’s hardware resources directly to the virtual machine’s resources.


  • High speeds are consistently achieved.
  • Extremely stable system.
  • Provides the ability to be managed via the web, online application.


  • Is not an open source system.
  • Does not provide the ability to customize kernels
  • Security can be an issue between virtual servers.

10. Oracle VM (

Oracle VM is server virtualization software that supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. The application delivers integrated clustering, virtualization, storage, and management for grid computing.


  • Excellent CPU Power Management features.
  • Provides direct disk I/O capabilities.
  • Very scalable, and provides excellent management of many guest s on many servers.


  • Unable to share server resources in order to achieve server consolidation.
  • Full support is not available via Oracle on third party virtualization

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