Hyper-V/Virtualization Front Ends (Cloud and Local)

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor icon

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    Commercial Windows Linux Website

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.


  • Citrix XenServer icon

    Citrix XenServer

    Free Windows Linux Website

    XenServer is a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing. XenServer includes the Xen Hypervisor, the enterprise ready XAPI toolstack and integrations for cloud, storage and networking solutions.


  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server icon

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    Commercial Windows Linux Website

    Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments.

    By having the ability to plug into existing IT infrastructures Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 enables companies to reduce costs, improve utilization and provision new servers. It allows IT professionals to leverage existing patching, provisioning, management and support tools and processes. IT Professionals can continue to leverage their individual skills and the collective knowledge of Microsoft tools, minimizing the learning curve to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems support, customers can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind.


  • Xen icon


    Free Linux Website

    Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.


  • OpenStack icon


    Free Web Website

    OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.


  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) icon

    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    Free Linux Website

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

    Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

    The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux, as of 2.6.20.

    KVM is open source software.


  • oVirt icon


    Free Linux Website

    oVirt is a virtualization management application. That means that you can use the oVirt management interface ( the oVirt engine) to manage hardware nodes, storage and network resources, and to deploy and monitor virtual machines running in your data center.

    If you are familiar with VMware products, it is conceptually similar to vSphere. oVirt serves as the bedrock for Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization product, and is the "upstream" project where new features are developed in advance of their inclusion in that supported product offering.


  • Proxmox Virtual Environment icon

    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    Freemium Windows Linux Website

    Proxmox Virtual Environment is an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.

    Note: Nag messages, update instability, and reduced functionality through limiting access to software repositories unless you are a subscriber.


  • Archipel icon


    Free Mac OS X Linux Web Website

    Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. No matter if you have a few locally on your computer or thousands through data centers, Archipel is a central solution to manage them all. You can use all libvirt-supported virtualization engines like KVM, Xen, OpenVZ or VMWare. You can perform all basic virtualization commands and many other things like live migration, VMCasts, packages, etc.


  • QEMU icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

    QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor: It emulates central processing units through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of device models, enabling it to run a variety of unmodified guest operating systems. It also provides an accelerated mode for supporting a mixture of binary translation (for kernel code) and native execution (for user code), in the same fashion as VMware Workstation and VirtualBox do. QEMU can also be used purely for CPU emulation for user-level processes, allowing applications compiled for one architecture to be run on another.


  • QEMU Manager icon

    QEMU Manager

    Free Windows Website

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source Small QEMU iconQEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines. It also allows you to run virtual machines within the program itself, giving you quick access to all your running virtual machines.

    QEMU Manager is the very good Windows GUI for QEMU. In difference to VirtualBox or VMware Player you can emulate several CPUs, which is necessary for old 16bit applications with EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs (from 2013 and later) in all other virtual machines except QEMU.


  • Danube Cloud icon

    Danube Cloud

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Danube Cloud is a cloud management software used for deploying, maintaining and automating cloud data centers and their processes.

    The project aims to simplify the whole server virtualization environment by automating all the repetitive tasks for the system administrator.

    Danube Cloud includes hardware and container virtualization and unique network and storage features. It also integrates a sophisticated monitoring system and other tools like DNS and IP address management. Danube Cloud includes features for multi-tenant environments, e.g. it can easily host server farms for multiple customers.


  • VMware vSphere icon

    VMware vSphere

    Commercial Windows Self-Hosted Website

    Need to look at all the parts needed for connecting to an ESXi server


  • SmartOS icon


    Commercial Self-Hosted Website

    SmartOS is a hypervisor lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it. Provisioning is blindingly fast, thanks to...NEED TO LOOK AT MORE


  • VM manager icon

    VM manager

    Commercial Linux Website

    Commercial Linux-based VPS management control panel with full support for KVM and OpenVZ virtualizations. It presents perfect tools for creating virtual machines, providing VPS hosting services and building cloud infrastructure.

    Free version of VMmanager comes without any features or time limitations but has following resource limits: 2 virtual machines, 5 nodes, 16 Gb of RAM.

    Take advantage of the cutting-edge features to create VPS on Linux KVM and OpenVZ virtualizations. Make the best use of cloud technologies!