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    OpenVZ Alternatives

    OpenVZ is described as 'is container-based virtualization for Linux' and is a Virtualization App 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 (Freemium, Open Source), QEMU (Free, Open Source), VMware Workstation Pro (Paid) and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Linux 2.6, 32- and 64-bit.
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    2. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.


    3. With the CoreCluster you can create private clouds, like Amazon’s EC2, but based on your own hardware. All what is necessary is some hardware with Ubuntu or Debian operating systems.
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    4. clearVM, formerly Witsbits, enables you to set up your servers with virtualization and deploy virtual machines faster than ever before.
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    5. A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.
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      FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm].
    6. PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features: Support for bhyve (including linux support) and QEMU (software emulation only until the FreeBSD port of kqemu is fixed).
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    7. VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system.
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    8. VMLite Workstation is a virtualization component, that allows you to run more than one operating system (OS) at the same time on a single physical computer. For example, you can simultaneously run Windows XP on a PC that is already running Windows 7.
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    9. The Collax V-Bien is a complete package for virtualization and high availability. In addition to software and hardware, it also includes the patented Collax Fencing Device and support. Virtual networking, easy administration, data integrity.
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