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"I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.""It makes it easier to deploy service. All service tends to migrate onto the server house without having problems now. It is hardware independent.""It is good for small installations.""The most valuable feature is the high availability of the solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate the Hyper-Visor center from one console.""It is definitely the toughest competitor for VMware. It easily increases memory for our virtual machines.""This solution is much easier to manage than a bare metal machine. It is so easy to manage something through the virtual machine.""The virtualized applications and real time audition of the VMA is quite a good feature."

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"One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS.""The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good.""Red Hat is the most stable system.""Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.""Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.""The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.""The solution makes migration easy."

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"An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.""It might make it easier to move VMs across Hotmail hosts. This application process make it a little bit easier.""It would be nice if it was turned into its own product because that's the problem with it. It doesn't have a single place where you can manage things. You have to go into all different screens to be able to configure it. And then you have no idea what the performance is. It's really just a feature added to Windows, and Microsoft does not really have anything that pulls it all together well. Compared to VMware, it does not have everything collaborate on one screen.""The corrupted volume is a problem.""The cost and licensing can be improved.""Hyper-V is hosted on OS but if your OS scratches you are in big trouble. In addition, if a host fails, automatically the machine and the virtual machine should boot from another source. Those type of features would benefit Hyper-V.""The live migration feature needs improvement.""The initial setup was complex. It was nearly six years ago, but I remember it was complicated."

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"It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period.""The solution could use network virtualization.""The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement.""I heard that there are big differences between Red Hat eight and seven, but it's still quite difficult for me to judge it. I found it a bit more difficult to manage than version seven, which was much easier. In term of features, though, it is still not yet clear which is better. I have no clear idea of which features need to be changed at the moment.""Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved.""It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles.""In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product.""The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."

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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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"This is an open-source solution.""I would say the price is acceptable.""We are using the free version of Red Hat.""I believe we pay on a yearly basis."

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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.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS. Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Outsourcing Company14%
Healthcare Company10%
Transportation Company7%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Manufacturing Company22%
Integrator22%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise37%
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Hyper-V is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 26 reviews while RHEV is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.2, while RHEV is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "An easy setup with good scalability and stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and OpenVZ, whereas RHEV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM and Citrix Hypervisor. See our Hyper-V vs. RHEV report.

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