Parallels Desktop vs Proxmox VE vs VMware vSphere

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Parallels Desktop

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Proxmox VE

271
277
+ 1
40
VMware vSphere

574
513
+ 1
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Pros of Parallels Desktop
Pros of Proxmox VE
Pros of VMware vSphere
  • 1
    Retina support
  • 1
    Works out of the box with zero config
  • 8
    Ease of use
  • 8
    HA VM & LXC devices
  • 7
    Robust architecture
  • 6
    Free
  • 6
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 3
    Cluster
  • 2
    Backup
  • 8
    Strong host isolation
  • 6
    Industry leader
  • 4
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Great VM management (HA,FT,...)
  • 2
    Feature rich
  • 2
    Great Networking
  • 1
    Can be setup on single physical server
  • 1
    Running in background
  • 1
    Free

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Cons of Parallels Desktop
Cons of Proxmox VE
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      • 8
        Price

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      What is Parallels Desktop?

      Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to seamlessly run both Windows and MacOS applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.

      What is Proxmox VE?

      It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.

      What is VMware vSphere?

      vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

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        What are some alternatives to Parallels Desktop, Proxmox VE, and VMware vSphere?
        VirtualBox
        VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
        VMware Fusion
        It gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. It is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
        KVM
        KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
        Qemu
        When used as a machine emulator, it can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
        Xen
        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.
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