Hyper-V Review
Hyper-V has made great strides since it was first released alongside Windows 2008


Hyper-V has made great strides since it was first released alongside Windows 2008. If I were a SMB/small enterprise running mostly a Windows shop and looking into virtualization, I would definitely give it a serious look - it can do most everything I would need for a lot less than vSphere. However, vSphere is still the king as far features, specifically when it comes to availability and DR.

That said, the growth of KVM & Openstack and the community surrounding them excite me more than anything coming down the pipe for either Hyper-V or vSphere.

Disclosure: The company I work for is partners with several vendors - http://www.latisys.com/partners/strategic_partnerships.html

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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5 Comments

HenryReal UserTOP REVIEWERTOP 5

Hi Jason,

What is your take on Hyper-V vs VMware View?

Happy Labor Day w/e

Henry

30 August 13
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

Is the license for Hyper-V expensive over ESXi or Oracle VM?

29 September 13
it_user8256VendorPOPULAR

Hyper-V is complete free! You don't pay for the hypervisor!

30 September 13
kleegeekReal UserTOP REVIEWERTOP 20

Hyper-V is completely free. But, so is VMware ESXi (hypervisor). If you want a stand-alone server, both are good options. The price comes into play when you add centralized management, failover capabilities, performance statistics collection, etc. At that point both cost a fair amount, but if you are in an enterprise environment, you need all of these features to save you a tremendous amount of management time.

30 September 13
it_user8256VendorPOPULAR

But you have all of these features in Hyper-V (like HA, Clustering, Live Migration and others) for free! If you use ESXi you don't have! You have to go to the pay version to get those features!

30 September 13
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