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OpenVZ is described as *'is container-based virtualization for Linux.

OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict.

Each container performs'* and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenVZ for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenVZ are Docker, QEMU, VMware Workstation Pro and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).

OpenVZ alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Boot Managers or Cloud Computing Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenVZ.
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OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise...

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  1. VirtualBox icon

    VirtualBox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    60 alternatives to VirtualBox 

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as...

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    1.  LightweightVirtualBox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Container VirtualizationVirtualBox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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  2. Docker icon

    Docker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeNAS
    20 alternatives to Docker 

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationDocker can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    2.  PortableDocker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightDocker consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Command line interfaceDocker either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    QEMU

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    42 alternatives to QEMU 

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

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    1.  PortableQEMU can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for scriptingQEMU supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  LightweightQEMU consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Command line interfaceQEMU either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. VMware Workstation Pro icon

    VMware Workstation Pro

    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to VMware Workstation Pro 

    VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC. VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or...

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    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    • Linux
    • Android
    39 alternatives to KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Container VirtualizationKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  LightweightKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  PortableKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    VMware Workstation Player

    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to VMware Workstation Player 

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

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    OpenStack

    • Online
    63 alternatives to OpenStack 

    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...

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    1.  Privacy focusedOpenStack is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Multiple Account supportOpenStack support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  DecentralizedOpenStack is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    4.  Ad-freeOpenStack doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Windows Sandbox

    52 alternatives to Windows Sandbox 

    a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationWindows Sandbox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    2.  LightweightWindows Sandbox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Xen

    29 alternatives to Xen 

    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.

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    LXC Linux Containers

    6 alternatives to LXC Linux Containers 

    Containers which offer an environment as close as possible as the one you'd get from a VM but without the overhead that comes with running a separate kernel and simulating all the hardware.

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    1.  Command line interfaceLXC Linux Containers either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Container VirtualizationLXC Linux Containers can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
    3.  LightweightLXC Linux Containers consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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