Fábio RabeloIT Manager at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.
Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 22 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 19 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.6, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. 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, Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV. See our Hyper-V vs. Proxmox VE report.
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