Compare VMware vSphere vs Xen Project

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comparison of VMware vSphere vs. Xen Project
based on data from user reviews. VMware vSphere rates 4.6/5 stars with 143 reviews. Xen Project rates 4.4/5 stars with 5 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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VMware vSphere
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Xen Project
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.3
9.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.8
8.3
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.6
8.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.1
8.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.8
Not enough data available
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.7
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.4
10.0
Meets Requirements
VMware vSphere
9.3
Xen Project
9.3
Ease of Use
VMware vSphere
8.8
Xen Project
8.3
Ease of Setup
VMware vSphere
8.6
Xen Project
8.0
Ease of Admin
VMware vSphere
9.1
Xen Project
8.3
Quality of Support
VMware vSphere
8.8
Xen Project
Not enough data available
Ease of Doing Business With
VMware vSphere
8.7
Xen Project
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
VMware vSphere
8.4
Xen Project
10.0

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
16.9%
80.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
50.0%
20.0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
33.1%
0%
VMware vSphere
Small-Business
16.9%
Mid-Market
50.0%
Enterprise
33.1%
Xen Project
Small-Business
80.0%
Mid-Market
20.0%
Enterprise
0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
19.6%
Information Technology and Services
60.0%
 
Telecommunications
11.2%
Retail
20.0%
 
Computer Software
5.6%
Computer Networking
20.0%
 
Higher Education
4.9%
 
Computer Networking
3.5%
 
Other
55.2%
Other
0.0%
VMware vSphere
Information Technology and Services
19.6%
Telecommunications
11.2%
Computer Software
5.6%
Higher Education
4.9%
Computer Networking
3.5%
Other
55.2%
Xen Project
Information Technology and Services
60.0%
Retail
20.0%
Computer Networking
20.0%
Other
0.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Matthew G.
Administrator in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

This is the industry standard virtual server management system. It runs on a custom Linux OS (VMWare ESX) which eliminates the overheard hits you would get with Microsoft's Hyper-V offering. However, as opposed to Hyper-V, vSphere is not free. The increased...

Scott K.
Administrator

The hypervisor is lightweight where many virtual machine instances can be fired up simultaneously (depending on the amount of resources allocated towards each, along with what's available from the actual host too). It allows each virtual machine to have...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Computer Software

There is nothing I can think of right now that I do not like about this product

 
VMware vSphere
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Matthew G.
Administrator in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

This is the industry standard virtual server management system. It runs on a custom Linux OS (VMWare ESX) which eliminates the overheard hits you would get with Microsoft's Hyper-V offering. However, as opposed to Hyper-V, vSphere is not free. The increased...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Computer Software

There is nothing I can think of right now that I do not like about this product

Xen Project
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Scott K.
Administrator

The hypervisor is lightweight where many virtual machine instances can be fired up simultaneously (depending on the amount of resources allocated towards each, along with what's available from the actual host too). It allows each virtual machine to have...

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