KVM vs XenServer: What are the differences?
What is KVM? Kernel-based Virtual Machine is a full virtualization solution for Linux. KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
What is XenServer? An open source virtualization platform. It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
KVM and XenServer are primarily classified as "Virtualization Platform" and "Virtual Machine Management" tools respectively.
DigitalOcean, Virtkick, and netlope.de are some of the popular companies that use KVM, whereas XenServer is used by Infoxchange, GameDuell, and Leonis Holding. KVM has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to XenServer, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.