Hyper-V Review

User-friendly GUI, good technical support, but security needs improvement


What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for virtualization.

What is most valuable?

I have found the GUI user-friendly and having the solution be a Windows application makes it familiar to users.

What needs improvement?

VMware has antivirus protection that covers the entire VM. If Microsoft could have something similar to this in Hyper-V, that would be great. Currently, in Hyper-V, we have to have a separate antivirus for each VM. If there could be umbrella coverage to the entire setup, then that would be beneficial.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hyper-V for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could be more stable as it is vulnerable to viruses, ransomware, and malware.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 100 customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from Microsoft is good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy, it takes approximately 30 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

We have three supporting engineers that do the implementation of the solution.

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

There is a perpetual license to use the solution and there are additional fees for support.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Hyper-V a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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