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10 Advantages of KVM Virtualization You Need to Know
Today, no hosting service provider can do without virtualization. Indeed, in recent years, this technology has expanded its boundaries beyond the IT sphere, as it can significantly increase the efficiency of equipment use, reduce maintenance costs and improve overall system flexibility.
In this article, we will consider the main aspects of servers on KVM virtualization, its advantages and applications in the modern world. We will also talk about the technologies used to manage resources and ensure system security.
Among the most popular hardware virtualization technologies for VPS are KVM, VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, and others. All of these hypervisors allow multiple virtual machines to run on a physical server, using the hardware capabilities of the processor to efficiently divide resources between virtual machines.
Each of them has its pros and cons, but KVM is considered one of the most effective and flexible options. For example, the Hyper-V hypervisor, developed by Microsoft, was created to run Windows OS VPS, while KVM supports a wide range of guest operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, and others, making it more flexible and universal.
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization is a Linux kernel-level virtualization technology that allows you to create virtual machines based on the resources of a physical server.
KVM virtualization servers are suitable for a wide range of users, from individual users to large enterprises looking for the perfect virtual server deployment solution. This technology can provide high performance and security. Such servers can be used for various commercial and open source projects, running various applications such as web servers, databases, and many others.
What are the advantages of KVM based servers over servers based on other hypervisors? Among them there are:
As already mentioned, by using a separate kernel for each virtual machine, KVM provides complete isolation between them, preventing the spread of malware and data leakage.
KVM operates directly with hardware, providing high performance for tasks running on virtual machines, making it ideal for high performance applications.
KVM supports most operating systems and can run on different hardware platforms, allowing it to be used for different tasks. The ability to create multiprocessor systems allows more efficient use of processor power and improves performance.
KVM allows to easily scale virtual machines based on user needs, as well as create and maintain numerous virtual machines on a single host with different specifications (CPU, RAM and Storage), making it an attractive choice for enterprises and large companies.
- Community and support.
With a large community of developers and users, KVM provides extensive documentation, support and development of this technology.
- Integration with other technologies.
KVM can be integrated with other technologies, such as OpenStack, allowing it to be used in various virtualization scenarios. And thanks to integration with backup and recovery mechanisms, KVM is highly reliable.
- Various encryption methods.
KVM can use various encryption methods to provide an additional level of security.
- Quick virtual machine creation.
KVM allows you to quickly create and delete virtual machines, making it convenient for testing and development.
- Storage types.
KVM allows for the use of various storage types, including local disks, network storage, and SAN and NAS-based storage.
- LIVE MIGRATION support.
KVM allows migration of virtual machines from physical servers without downtime, which provides higher availability and ease of management.
Predicting your questions about other hypervisors, the answer is: the choice of virtualization depends on specific needs and tasks. If you need high performance and flexibility, security and scalability, as well as availability and low cost, KVM based VPS Netherlands from LLHOST INC. is the ideal choice.
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