KVM steals virtualization spotlight (ZDNet)
Posted Feb 27, 2007 20:34 UTC (Tue) by drag
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Xen's paravirtualization is MUCH faster then anything else. Very little overhead.
For Xen total virtualization utilizing VT/SVM vs KVM I don't know, but I expect Xen to be faster.
For Vmware vs Xen/KVM virtualization then Vmware is fastest due to it's highly optimized software emulation. The current generation of hardware assisted virtualization isn't that hot.
I think that KVM still needs work to do for some memory management items and such to get it up to performance, but the Linux kernel guys seem to have done a lot of very nice work with it.
It would be interesting to see some benchmarks on it.
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