Dan WithrowSenior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
RameshDasariIT Manager at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution allows the end users to clone, start, stop, or remotely control their VMs."
"I find it very easy to manage and at a cost that small customers would never refuse (free)."
"This is a dependable solution for virtualization with a good community for product support."
"The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days."
"The price is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"The solution is easy to deploy. It's very easy to understand problems and read logs."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is very fast. It also works very well for physically small servers."
"I think the cluster environment is a good feature of Hyper-V because, if something happens, then it will automatically move to some other mode. This is a great feature of the solution."
"The setup was straightforward and easy for our company. The deployment was fast."
"Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well."
"I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product."
"The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We're testing the installation and then we roll it back and retest it."
"The solution has an easy setup."
"The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use."
"We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware."
"The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable."
"I would like the possibility of updating the hypervisor by applying security patches."
"Assigning the order of virtual server startup is not very easy and this can be improved."
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization."
"The manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle."
"It needs to have a more robust backup solution."
"The solution would benefit from faster technical support."
"The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement."
"Sometimes it is a mess, and it is getting hanged. It should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs."
"There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads."
"I am using this solution with E-Notes. I heard that there will be future improvements in integration of the E-notes systems. This would be very helpful."
"It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration."
"There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager."
"There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high."
"It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready."
"The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement."
"The most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product."
"To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year."
"There are free and paid versions. The free version is limited in features but not by time limit. The paid version has more features."
"The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features."
"While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size."
"We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs."
"This solution is open source, it's free."
"Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it."
"The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem."
"We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money."
"The licensing is good for a data center environment."
"Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up."
"This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security."
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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.
Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.
Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.
Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Hyper-V is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Hyper-V is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "An easy setup with good scalability and stability". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and VMware vSphere. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Hyper-V report.
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