Hyper-V Review

With the virtualization what we could achieve was maximum utilization of our resources.


What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for virtualization of all solutions from physical servers into other solutions for ease of management. 

What is most valuable?

With the virtualization  what we could achieve was maximum utilization of our resources. Previously we used to like have ten, fifteen physical service each one was utilized for a certain percentage and uh, not everything was utilized. I mean one service was maybe 20% utilization one was 90% utilization. So, there was no balance of utilization. With virtualization we can balance. In addition, we can be accurate at the with the solution or Hyper-V, this gives us a close decision I can move motion machines live from one physical machine to another.

What needs improvement?

I am able to give end users better performance and better response time and better availability.

The the only challenge for us was moving existing physical machines to virtual machines. The time taken was to migrate the physical machine to the virtual machine took about two months.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

With each update, the security of this solution just gets better and better. It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 250 employees and current users at any given point of time using this solution. One infrastructure has an ARCo database. Another has a Si database. The applications have a site exchange between them.

We have two employees who maintain deployment and management of the solution. One handles the database, and the other handles the application. We plan to scale to more users in the future.

How was the initial setup?

The time taken for integration was to migrate the physical machine to the virtual machine. We had to do this one by one.

The set up was very straightforward, you just follow the procedure, the documentation, and it is a breeze.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I think that Hyper-V stands in the same ranking as VMware or Oracle in terms of solutions for similar needs.

What other advice do I have?

If you want to use a solution that does the job that is required, to the best of its ability, then Hyper-V is a great solution.

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