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"Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well.""I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product.""The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We're testing the installation and then we roll it back and retest it.""The solution has an easy setup.""The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use.""We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.""The most valuable features are ease of use, and it gets the job done in a straightforward manner.""The support with Microsoft is great."

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"The interface is very good, and quite user-friendly.""Nutanix is good for new implementations on the VM side. It's very good for disaster recovery and final storage.""In terms of features, Acropolis is a good virtualization manager and that it is on-premise. I use almost every technology they provide.""The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.""Simplicity is the most valuable feature."

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"There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads.""I am using this solution with E-Notes. I heard that there will be future improvements in integration of the E-notes systems. This would be very helpful.""It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration.""There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager.""There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.""It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.""The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement.""I also use VMware which I find to be more scalable and stable overall."

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"The technical support for this solution needs to be improved in terms of response time.""The solution should work to improve its stability.""Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""There is no web interface for AHV.""There is no web interface with AHV.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line."

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"We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money.""The licensing is good for a data center environment.""Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up.""This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security.""If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free.""Because we're an NGO or a charity, we get discount rates from Microsoft. The costs are not astronomical for us. To give you an example, Office 2019 would only cost 30 or 45 for us. We tend to use the on-premises version rather than the cloud version. The reason is that the subscription service works out more expensive after a few years than the on-premise version. We're not worried about having the bleeding edge stuff. We just want it to be functional."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.""AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.""Some of the features required additional licenses.""We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: There are two very good things about this product including licensing and stability.
Top Answer: If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free. If you have a Windows Datacenter license then you have unlimited… more »
Top Answer: If you have a lot of Hyper-V servers then you will need an additional product, which is the System Center Virtual Machine Manager, so that you can control the host environments of all of your virtual… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is manageability.
Top Answer: We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix. If we were using another product, like VMware, then we would need to have a separate license for the hypervisor.
Top Answer: It's difficult to find something that needs improvement, for me, it's a perfect solution. I have not had any issues in the three years that I have been using it. I was faced with one small problem… more »
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Overview

Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.

Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.

Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:

  • Create a private cloud environment or expand an existing one.
  • Optimize hardware utilization and minimize resource consumption by consolidating servers in the form of virtual machines on one physical host.
  • Improvement of business continuity.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure creation or expansion.
  • Greater efficiency for test and development activities.

Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

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Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Outsourcing Company13%
Healthcare Company10%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Nutanix AHV and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews while Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.0, while Nutanix AHV is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "Low on resources, easy to tailer, easy to move things, and highly reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "User-friendly interface and no licensing fees, but technical support needs to be improved". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and ISPsystem VMmanager, whereas Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV. See our Hyper-V vs. Nutanix AHV report.

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