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"The pricing isn't too bad, because you can do the bare metal hypervisor, and it is pretty fair. Other competitors are more expensive.""I use the free version of Hyper-V.""For us, it is free, so it was a prime factor for choosing this solution.""The licensing is pretty straightforward.""In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is OK. But, when you start mixing other environments, it becomes quite tricky.""I do not have experience with the pricing or the licensing of the product.""We have an agreement with Microsoft, so this came with that solution. The pricing is OK for us.""This product costs less than other competitor products on the market."

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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.
OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
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Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS. Atlassian, Funtoo Linux, FastVPS, MontanaLinux, Parallels, Pixar Animation Studios, Travis CI, Yandex, WarGaming.Net
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Financial Services Firm17%
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Hyper-V is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 27 reviews while OpenVZ is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software. Hyper-V is rated 8.0, while OpenVZ is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "An easy setup with good scalability and stability". On the other hand, Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and Odin Virtuozzo Containers, whereas OpenVZ is most compared with Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, KVM and VMware Workstation.

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