Hyper-V Review

Costly yet it gives a 360 degree view of the environment

What is our primary use case?

We use the Hypervisor and manage the VMs. We then get a 360 degree view of the infrastructure, hardware, networking, storage, VMs, and more.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate the Hypervisor center from one console.

What needs improvement?

The cost and licensing can be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have servers in several African countries. All of the management of the infrastructure is done through the system's center. We have about 400 users who are currently using this solution. It is definitely scalable.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use GenServer. Unfortunately, GenServer does not support a 10-gigabyte network, but Hyper-V does. This was a major factor in our switch to Hyper-V.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment was straightforward. It took us about one week for each site. This included Hyper-V and the entire infrastructure.

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

In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is okay, but, when you start mixing other environments it becomes quite tricky.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have seriously considered Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. It is more cost-effective.

What other advice do I have?

Unfortunately, due to cost, we have begun to look at other products in the market.

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