||Extensive – In case you need to go in for virtualization that entails custom modules/ custom kernels or even Windows virtualization, KVM is the better choice.
||Not as extensive as KVM. Works well enough for simple projects and offers good performance for money in such cases.
||Lesser and required more management as compared to OpenVZ.
||Lower overheads as compared to KVM when well managed
||Machine level virtualization and thus the flexibility
||OS - level virtualization
||Compared to OpenVZ, KVM is slower and offers lower performance under the same environment and circumstances.
||Faster as it is a lighter method that is based on container virtualization
||Allows for automatic installation
||Allows for automatic installation and is the clear winner as far as this metric is concerned.
|Privacy of the container
||This is an important feature of KVM.
||This is not available with OpenVZ.
||This is reserved when allocated.
||This isn’t reserved when allocated.
||Expensive owing to its extensive virtualization capabilities
||Less Expensive and the most cost effective for most businesses as they don’t require the extensive Virtualization support available in KVM and can easily work with OpenVZ.
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