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OpenVZ vs. Xen

“Xen is the platform of choice for heavy duty, production-grade virtualized deployments, while OpenVZ is optimum for lightweight uses,” explains Solar VPS founder and COO Ross Brouse. “While I would choose Xen nine times out of 10, I know that OpenVZ is a great platform for applications such as DNS and VPN, as well as SEO optimization, static websites and project-based work.”

With Xen, he says, you run your own instance of the Linux kernel; you have virtualized memory, IO and scheduler; and it’s generally uninterrupted performance. Continue