Best Citrix Hypervisor Alternatives in 2021

    Citrix Hypervisor is described as '(formerly XenServer)' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Citrix Hypervisor for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Citrix Hypervisor are KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) (Free, Open Source), Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source), Xen (Free, Open Source) and VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
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    2. 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.

    3. Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.
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    4., 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.
      Xen vs Citrix Hypervisor opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      XenServer is based off of Xen.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Virtualbox can't be run on hardware without system under it.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • AMD MxGPU
      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
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    5. XCP-ng is a high-performance, enterprise-level hypervisor with a rich ecosystem and is the result of massive cooperation between individuals and companies. All commercial features are enabled with no commitment required to a support agreement.
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      XCP-ng vs Citrix Hypervisor opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      is xenserver without "liecense manager" , no more , no less
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    6. Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run portably.
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    7. Windows Sandbox has the following properties: Part of Windows – everything required for this feature ships with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. No need to download a VHD!
    8. An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.
      Unraid vs Citrix Hypervisor opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Unraid is purely a storage OS not a hypervisor
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    9. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
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