For how long have you used this solution? - 1 year
Which features are most valuable? - Live migration
Can you give an example of how this solution has improved the way your organization functions? -We where able to reduce the amount of servers. This has reduced our costs significantly.
What areas of this solution have room for improvement? - The interface is sometimes not logical and previous versions where not so stable but luckily this has been mostly resolved.
Did you encounter any issues with deployment, stability or scalability? If so, please describe. - Stability and bugs in previous 2.x versions
Did you previously use a different solution and if so, why did you switch? - No this was our first virtual platform
Before choosing this solution, did you evaluate other options? If so, which ones? - The choice was clear for us; it had to be open-source with commercial support
How would you rate the level of customer service and technical support? - The support we got so far from redhat as customers was great. You would probably not get better elsewhere
Was the initial setup straightforward or complex? In what ways? - Straightforward. Yes there is a great guide online at redhat on how to install this
Did you implement it in-house or through a vendor team? If through a vendor, how would you rate their work? - We installed it in-house as we are reseller and integrator
What is your ROI on this solution? - There is no investment in this product. As a reseller we can use it to test for free we pay every year a fixed cost as partner.
What was your original setup cost for this solution and what is your day-to-day cost of using it? - Free for us
What advice would you give to others looking into this solution? - I would say give it a look if you are looking for a virutalization platform. Most of the things can be done with rhev and the cost is much lower then with other commercial solutions. Since version 3 this product is mature and since version 3.1 most glitches where removed.
Disclosure: The company I work for is partners with several vendors (including Red Hat) - http://www.open-future.be/solutions/partners