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"Citrix Hypervisor integrates easily and I can manage the infrastructure better. If I need to take a machine down to expand the hard drive, I do not have to physically be here. I do not need to order new equipment or new hard drives. I can shut it down, increase the drive space and bring it back up.""The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days.""Installing Hypervisor is really simple. It's the simplest setup I've ever done before. We used a team to deploy it, and it doesn't take much time, like two or three hours tops.""The continued uptime of our virtual machines is good.""It is quite flexible and rugged. It is also easy to understand and user-friendly. It is not as complicated as some of the other solutions. It has its technicalities, but it is easy to understand. You can easily pick up in a short period of time and understand how to manage the infrastructure.""Ability to move your virtual machines from one host to another.""The solution is extremely user friendly.""The onboarding process is pretty straightforward."

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"The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.""It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.""Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool.""Technical support is great.""The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and you can assign adapters to a VM."

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Cons
"I am not very sure about how flexible Citrix Hypervisor is with different types of infrastructures. I only know it is flexible with Nutanix, but I am not sure if it is also flexible with others. They can make its integration with other platforms or OEMs easy. They should also make it easy for users to manage their infrastructure. Citrix should make compatibility information related to a hypervisor easily available in a datasheet. Citrix isn't really recognized in this part of the world, and they need to expand their solution and make it more available. There are a lot of customers and companies that are looking for a solution like Citrix, and it should be available in this part of the world. They need to educate people more. Technically, it is good and flexible and has good ability, but it is not as much known as VMware or Microsoft. Their support should also be improved. Currently, if you don't have an updated version, they will not give you the attention.""The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese.""It needs to have a more robust backup solution.""You need a licensed account to look up technical support.""The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions.""The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization.""Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall.""I find that the features in Citrix Hypervisor are not as rich as with VMware. It would be a benefit if they had some of the other features VMware has, such as the ability to expand a drive on the fly. You do not have to take down the machine to do it but in Citrix you do."

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"I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.""The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.""A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors.""This solution is lacking the ability to have servers act as a cluster, such as in VMware. IBM has come out with a feature similar to VMware's vCenter but it is not as mature. They need to add LPM shared-nothing feature, such as in vMotion.""The licensing could be better.""The performance should be improved.""If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I am fine with their license support. What we have right now is permanent, so I don't have a problem with their license.""The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.""Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it.""There is a license required to use this solution. You need a license on every server, but the license is more for support than anything else. The cost is not expensive, it is a fraction of the cost of VMware. When you look at the cost overall and features, Citrix Hypervisor has a very attractive offering."

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"The license cost is bundled with IBM Power Systems as it is limited to RISC-based IBM systems only.""The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Installing Hypervisor is really simple. It's the simplest setup I've ever done before. We used a team to deploy it, and it doesn't take much time, like two or three hours tops.
Top Answer: Citrix Hypervisor is relatively cost-effective, even when you factor in vendor or third-party support. Of course, there can be additional costs, depending on the complexity of the solution, but the… more »
Top Answer: The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions.
Top Answer: IBM Power hardware is designed to maximize I/O while still providing flexibility when it comes to virtualization. When running IBM Power hardware, vs another vendors hardware, the same hardware… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is too high. there are other options on the market that are priced at less of a cost. IBM needs to begin to compete with them a bit more.
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Overview

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.

Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.
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Sample Customers
U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company11%
University7%
Non Tech Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise31%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Hypervisor vs. IBM PowerVM and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.0, while IBM PowerVM is rated 8.8. 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 IBM PowerVM writes "Secure with excellent stability and very good technical support". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and OpenVZ, whereas IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. IBM PowerVM report.

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