Dan WithrowSenior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
KhalifaGueyePrincipal Chief Executive Officer at Sebitech
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."
"Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility."
"The solution's compatibility is very good with multiple operating systems. The moving systems are very good and migration is excellent. These are the most valuable features for us."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is performance."
"The solution allows for easy integrations."
"The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is migration."
"The initial setup was really straightforward and easy."
"Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160)."
"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."
"This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard."
"The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files."
"I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution."
"The solution needs a better billing system."
"We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work, specifically shared storage between the virtual machines, is difficult."
"If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier."
"The virtualization can be better."
"The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)"
"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."
"Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it."
"Zero - this is a free solution."
"The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional."
"I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support."
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.
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 17 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE 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 Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Proxmox VE report.
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