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"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 solution has an easy setup.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment.""The affordability of the solution is the product's most valuable aspect.""That the product is free and still has all the features you expect is a huge benefit.""The setup is very easy.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box.""Less infrastructure required; simple to use.""Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160).""The initial setup was really straightforward and easy."

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"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.""There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager.""It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration.""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."

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"There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface.""The initial setup has a pretty steep learning curve.""The product is still a little young so it is maturing, but new features are coming out all the time.""It could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market.""Lacking in enterprise features.""The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)""The virtualization can be better.""If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier."

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"The licensing is good for a data center environment.""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."

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"The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional.""Zero - this is a free solution.""Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it."

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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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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
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Healthcare Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Media Company7%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 28 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "An easy setup with good scalability and stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Citrix Hypervisor and VMware vSphere, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV. See our Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE report.

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