writes "Let's say u have a heavy hardware like a blade server or similar and u need to give access to 100+ users to create their own virtual machines and devices (eg. switches, .., ms windows or linux family) in a manageable and secure way.
Which virtualisation solution would u choose?
There are vmware, xen, kvm, .. based solutions, but which one would u prefer and why?
The solution should must be stable, manageable, scriptable and preferably have ldap integration.
The context in this case is also to setup a playground for IT students, next to hosting production servers on the same system."