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Open source container-based virtualization for Linux
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What is OpenVZ?

Virtuozzo leverages OpenVZ as its core of a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.
OpenVZ is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
OpenVZ is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenVZ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenVZ?


9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenVZ.

OpenVZ Integrations

OpenVZ's Features

  • A container (CT) looks and behaves like a regular Linux system. It has standard startup scripts
  • Software from vendors can run inside a container without OpenVZ-specific modifications or adjustment
  • A user can change any configuration file and install additional software
  • Containers are completely isolated from each other (file system, processes, Inter Process Communication (IPC), sysctl variables)
  • Processes belonging to a container are scheduled for execution on all available CPUs

OpenVZ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenVZ?
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
It is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. It was developed by the Linux Foundation and is supported by Intel.
It is an operating system-level server virtualization solution designed to centralize server management and consolidate workloads, which reduces overhead by reducing the number of physical servers required. Organizations use it for server consolidation, disaster recovery, and server workload agility.
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OpenVZ's Followers
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