Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Best Virtualization Solution

I think the relationship with Vagrant has helped Oracle's VirtualBox significantly in popularity. Yes, Vagrant works with other virtualization platforms, but since it so seamlessly integrates with VirtualBox, I think it gets quite a boost. Virtualization is such an efficient and reliable way to implement systems, bare-metal solutions are almost a thing of the past!

  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 33.4%

  • VMware 22.3%

  • KVM 21.1%

  • XEN 5.7%

  • QEMU 5.3%

  • OpenStack 4.9%

  • Other 4.2%*

  • OpenVZ 1.7%

  • Linux-VServer 1.3%

  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization .1%

*Under "Other", the most write-ins went to Docker, ProxMox and LXC, in that order.

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

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Please see the December 2014 issue of Linux Journal for the complete list of winners.