Compare Citrix Hypervisor vs. RHEV

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while RHEV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.4, while RHEV is rated 7.8. 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 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, KVM and Hyper-V, whereas RHEV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and VMware vSphere. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. RHEV report.
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Pros
What I like the most is the support of the GPU Graphics and the VM Live migration.The support for this solution is phenomenal.This is a good product for virtualization and it is easy to use.The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy.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 ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.The feature I find most valuable, is its performance

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What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications.The solution makes migration easy.The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability.Red Hat is the most stable system.

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Cons
Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable.The built-in networking features are a little limited.The product could be faster and licensing options could be improved.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.The solution would benefit from faster technical support.The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement.It needs to have a more robust backup solution.I think the technical support could be better.

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Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas.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.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.It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles.Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved.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.The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement.

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This solution is open source, it's free.We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.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 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.The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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We are using the free version of Red Hat.I would say the price is acceptable.This is an open-source solution.

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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.

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.


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Sample Customers
U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom. Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Tech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company10%
Government9%
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Manufacturing Company25%
Integrator25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Legal Firm13%
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Software R&D Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Construction Company6%
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