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"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.""The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy to install."

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"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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""The solution allows for easy integrations.""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 most valuable feature of this solution is migration.""The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.""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).""Less infrastructure required; simple to use."

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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.""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.""I think the setup for the Virtual Network Manager could be improved."

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"The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.""I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.""The solution needs a better billing system.""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.""If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.""The virtualization can be better.""The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)""Lacking in enterprise features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Hyper-V is cost-effective and is a one-time purchase. Microsoft has multiple licensing options available, such as a subscription model and an outside purchase model that customers can choose as per their requirements.""There is a license required for this solution. I would recommend purchasing the support."

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"Zero - this is a free solution.""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.""I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost.""Because I'm using Proxmox VE for personal use and it's an AGPL license project, I can use it at home for free."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hyper-V integrates well with other Microsoft solutions.
Top Answer: There is a license required to use Hyper-V and there are bundle packages you can purchase making it cheaper than other solutions, such as VMware. Additionally, if there is a lot of guest OS that… more »
Top Answer: One of the network problems I face is I cannot introduce other security layers on top of Hyper-V as you can in VMware. When it comes to the network the VMware is more flexible than Hyper-V.
Top Answer: The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable.
Top Answer: Because I'm using Proxmox VE for personal use and it's an AGPL license project, I can use it at home for free. Enterprise support can be provided, although I have never tried this and always took… more »
Top Answer: It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are… 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.

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 Firm19%
Outsourcing Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Media Company4%
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Computer Software Company29%
Cloud Provider29%
Retailer14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company16%
Government7%
Media Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise32%
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Small Business78%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
533,638 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 26 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 22 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.4, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "Easy to use, straightforward to setup, and capable of scaling". 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, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Citrix Hypervisor and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere, Citrix Hypervisor and Nutanix AHV. See our Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE report.

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