Dan WithrowSenior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
Prakahsrao JagarouAssociate Principal at a comms service provider
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 price is the solution's most valuable feature."
"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."
"The feature I find most valuable, is its performance"
"The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS."
"The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good."
"Red Hat is the most stable system."
"Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal."
"Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects."
"The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware."
"The solution makes migration easy."
"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 manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle."
"The solution would benefit from faster technical support."
"The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement."
"I think the technical support could be better."
"The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions."
"It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period."
"The solution could use network virtualization."
"The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement."
"I heard that there are big differences between Red Hat eight and seven, but it's still quite difficult for me to judge it. I found it a bit more difficult to manage than version seven, which was much easier. In term of features, though, it is still not yet clear which is better. I have no clear idea of which features need to be changed at the moment."
"Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved."
"It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles."
"In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product."
"The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."
"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."
"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 licensing is straight forward based on usage and features."
"This is an open-source solution."
"I would say the price is acceptable."
"We are using the free version of Red Hat."
"I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
"We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
"We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
"The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.
Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 19 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.0, while RHEV is rated 8.2. 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 RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and IBM PowerVM, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM and Nutanix AHV. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. RHEV report.
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