Compare Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE

Hyper-V is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 27 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "Improves security and uptime, and the VMM gives you full control over many resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Proxmox VE, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. See our Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE report.
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Pros
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.Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well.I think the cluster environment is a good feature of Hyper-V because, if something happens, then it will automatically move to some other mode. This is a great feature of the solution.The setup was straightforward and easy for our company. The deployment was fast.It is easy to use, and it is stable. It is a good solution.It utilizes the hardware so there are multiple applications running on one hypervisor.It is a stable product.It allowed us to add on servers and fix things in an expedient manner.

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The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.The most valuable feature of this solution is migration.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 solution allows for easy integrations.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.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.Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.

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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.There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads.Sometimes it is a mess, and it is getting hanged. It should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs.In my opinion, read the documentation carefully. If you do not, you will have problems.I think there is room for improvement in terms of the cloud solutions.There are bugs, and this should be resolved by Microsoft.Microsoft tech support is horrible.The interface could be more user friendly. In addition, the documentation and security could use improvement.

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The virtualization can be better.If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.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.The solution needs a better billing system.I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.

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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 pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem.The pricing and licensing is pretty good.I think it is expensive. I think if they want it to be more competitive, they should lower the price.The pricing and licensing is fine.The Hyper-V pricing and licensing are very good.The pricing is not an issue for us because we have a licensing agreement with Microsoft. So we are given an 80% discount.I do not have experience with pricing or licensing of the product.

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Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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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.

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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Sample Customers
Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS. Municipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm14%
Outsourcing Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
Transportation Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company10%
Government10%
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