Proxmox VE vs VMware vSphere: What are the differences?
Proxmox VE: Open-Source Virtualization Platform. 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; VMware vSphere: Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware. 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.
Proxmox VE and VMware vSphere can be primarily classified as "Virtualization Platform" tools.
MIT, CircleCI, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use VMware vSphere, whereas Proxmox VE is used by Opower, IT-Partner-Berlin, and budikom.net. VMware vSphere has a broader approval, being mentioned in 56 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to Proxmox VE, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.