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Pros
"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."

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"What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.""The feature that I like most is the versatility.""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.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""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."

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Cons
"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."

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"The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers""Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.""I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.""To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.""The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""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
"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."

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"The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project."

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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
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University9%
Non Tech Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Hypervisor vs. IBM PowerVM and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,846 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.4, while IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6. 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 "Stable with flexible licensing and great 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, KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. IBM PowerVM report.

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