How stable are KVM based Windows VDS?

Started by sonya_664, Jul 09, 2022, 01:12 PM

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Is there any specific advantage in searching for a VPS on Hyper-V/VMware under Windows compared to KVM or are there no significant issues with KVM?


Hi there!
We transferred our VPS from XEN to KVM with the intention of providing engineers with more functionality, and as a result, there was a slight increase in productivity. The servers use 2 Intel XEON E5 processors of the latest series and are equipped with a hardware RAID-10 array with 4-8 hard drives on different media (although the characteristics might differ slightly).
 This ensures that your data remains secure even if the hard drive fails. Furthermore, backups of VPS located in the USA and the Netherlands data centers are created regularly.


When it comes to choosing between Hyper-V/VMware under Windows and KVM, both options have their advantages and considerations.

Hyper-V and VMware are mature virtualization technologies with robust features and excellent management tools. They are popular choices for enterprise environments because they offer comprehensive virtualization capabilities, including high availability, live migration, and advanced networking functionality. Their compatibility with Windows environments can make them a preferred choice for organizations already using Windows-based systems.

On the other hand, KVM is an open-source virtualization solution that is integrated into the Linux kernel. It provides good performance and stability and is well-suited for Linux-based environments. KVM is highly flexible, modular, and extensible, allowing users to tailor the virtualization setup according to their specific needs. KVM's open-source nature also attracts users who value transparency and community support.

Ultimately, the choice between Hyper-V/VMware and KVM depends on your specific requirements, infrastructure, and familiarity. If you are already invested in a Windows ecosystem, Hyper-V or VMware might offer better integration. However, if you prefer a more open-source solution or have a Linux-heavy environment, KVM can be a reliable choice. It is recommended to consider factors such as security, management tools, scalability, and vendor support when making the decision.


KVM-based Windows VDS are generally stable. While Hyper-V and VMware offer advanced features and better Windows integration, KVM is cost-effective and open-source. Choice depends on specific needs and compatibility.