Attributes

Small disk footprint OS Independence Hardened drivers Advanced Memory Mgt Flexible Resource allocation Host Resource mgt Virtual Security Technologies

VMWare (ESX/ESXi) 70 MB
No reliance on general purpose OS Optimized with h/w vendors Yes- can reclaim unused RAM Hot Add vCPU/RAM/Disk N/w traffic shaping, Storage IO priorities VMWare VMSafe security API

Citrix 1.8GB
Relies on Linux OS Generic Linux drivers No

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