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KVM Valuable Features

Georges ESSOMBA - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech

The most helpful aspect of KVM is the fact that the interface is so minimal. It includes just what you need to set up the VMs and manage them, and it's very simple to do so. You don't need to go with the typical black-screen command-line interface; instead, you just have a small graphical interface with which you can create VMs, edit them, upgrade calculations, and perform other administration tasks. And, because the interface is so lightweight, it has very low memory usage.

KVM, as a native virtualization solution, is a complete and fully adequate system for small businesses that need to reduce costs, and also to make maintenance easier. 

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Buddy Parker - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Element Flux

The solution is really easy to use. Basically, it takes just a few command-line statements to install and have it set up and running. From there, you can use the virtual manager, which is command-line. However, there's also a graphical user interface for it. It's just really easy to use. all-around

If you prefer command-line, there are all kinds of command-line options. You can pretty much run and manage all of the virtual machines straight from the command line, or you can use the practical user interface and do the same thing.  

I noticed that there are even other services like Multitask. You can use Multitask on KVM.

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Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing

The GUI interface makes the management of KVM easier than ever before.

The performance of this solution is great.

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Muhammad Harun-Owr-Roshid - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at BRIGHT-i SYSTEMS LIMITED

I like that it's easy to manage. It's also more powerful when it comes to security than others. That point of view is the one consideration. The other consideration is that it's cost-effective.

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SK
Co-Founder and CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very cost-effective. VMware is exorbitantly priced and compared with other products KVM is much cheaper especially in the public cloud scenario.

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MK
Senior Linux System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that this solution is open source, it was easy for me to configure and I haven't had any problems with it.

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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees

It is easy to use, stable, and flexible. It is a pretty mature product, and it is faster than VirtualBox.

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SonuSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Architect at Micro Focus

The most valuable feature of KVM is the hypervisor environment and how we can configure it with ease. Additionally, the interface is intuitive.

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SC
Technical Solution Manager at OneAsia

The screen and keyboard sharing feature is valuable. 

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Buyer's Guide
Server Virtualization Software
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about KVM, Oracle, Microsoft and others in Server Virtualization Software. Updated: September 2022.
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.