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SmartOS is described as '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 zones and ZFS file system creation' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SmartOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Android and AMD MxGPU. The best alternative is Proxmox Virtual Environment, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SmartOS are KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), OpenStack, Xen and Portable Virtualbox.

SmartOS alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Cloud Computing Services or Cloud Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SmartOS.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted

SmartOS is a hypervisor lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it....

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  1. Proxmox Virtual Environment icon

    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) vs SmartOS opinions
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    KVM is a component of SmartOS not a concurrent KVM need an Host SmartOS is a Host

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    OpenStack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

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    Xen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePortable Virtualbox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

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  6. VMware vSphere Hypervisor icon

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    • 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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    Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Citrix Hypervisor

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • RadeonPro
    • NVIDIA vGPU
    • Nvidia Grid
    • AMD MxGPU

    (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

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    OpenVZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

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

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    Danube Cloud vs SmartOS opinions
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    Over a plain SmartOS, Danube Cloud has web GUI, API, integrated Zabbix monitoring, DNS, image server, can manage many compute nodes from one place and has a lot of built-in automation.

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