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Senior Systems Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 23 2016

What is most valuable?

High-availability options in a cluster are good.

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to create a very inexpensive (nearly free) cluster of VM hosts.

What needs improvement?

Permissions granularity was very limited - we could not assign permissions on anything smaller than the entire cluster. Support for OS'es without paravirtualization-friendly device drivers was very… more»

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

Used VMWare, before and after. VMWare was more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

Citrix or third-party software would probably make it more flexible and powerful than the plain, FOSS XenServer components.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Also tried oVirt, the FOSS project, similar to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This had some very promising features, but was difficult to implement, and had some hardware and OS compatibility… more»
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Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What is most valuable?

Xen is an open source virtualization server widely used in IT. It provides simple and robust commands to manage Xen environment for managing virtual hosts.Backup and recovery of virtual hosts are simple. It can be managed remotely with XenCenter. It supports all client OS like windows, linux etc !!

What needs improvement?

It requires system with large number of CPUs and large number of memory to support guest operating systems. Not able to export virtual hosts in other virtualization softwares.

What other advice do I have?

Highly recommended and suited for administrators having sound knowledge of open source commands. !!

What is Citrix Hypervisor?

Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

Also known as
XenServer
Citrix Hypervisor customers

U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.

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