RHEV Review

Great virtualization, bug-free and pretty stable


What is our primary use case?

Enterprise Virtualization is for specific customers. We are an integrator and we have some customers who want to have in their data center or in their office a virtualization solution. This solution is perfect for that type of client.

What is most valuable?

To be clear, for us to use Red Hat, we need an OpenStack platform. Red Hat OpenStack is a Red Hat platform based on OpenStack to make a public cloud platform. Regarding the features we find valuable, we use all the stack on this platform including the network, storage, compute and controller management and they all work well.

There aren't any bugs on the solution.

What needs improvement?

The UI is based on a default. It's not bad, but it could be a bit better.

The solution could improve its pricing.

We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution has been for about five or six years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is quite stable. There aren't bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It works well. It's reliable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We don't need the assistance of any outside technical support. Currently, we have our own engineers on that. We have about 35 engineers so we don't need to contact their support, but for some debugging or specific cases, we may sometimes need some help to run on the platform. In those instances, we can open tickets if we need to.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We'd like to move to OpenStack for clients that are looking for an internal cloud solution that's private.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

We have 10 support engineers that handle maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

As an integrator, we set up the solution for our clients.

What other advice do I have?

We're integrators. We have a partnership with Red Hat.

In our country, we have two business segments. We have cloud and integration segments. Regarding the integration, we help clients layout their requirements or the needs and propose what we can do for the requirement. If the customer wants to have a POC to see how the solution works, we can do POC for them and so on.

We specifically use the cloud version of the solution, because it's to provide cloud solutions to our end customers. We have built our cloud solution on Red Hat and our end clients like to change it can have a private tenant to manage their own virtual machine, their networks, and their routers, and so on. We have many, many end customers on the platform.

Some of our clients currently use Red Hat Virtualization and they are looking for a private cloud solution now. We probably need to migrate the existing Red Hat Virtualization to the Red Hat OpenStack platform for these clients.

It's a very good solution. It works very well. We haven't had any issues with any technical aspects and it works well.

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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