Compare Hyper-V vs. VMware Workstation

Hyper-V is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 27 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. Hyper-V is rated 8.2, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. 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 VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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Pros
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.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.

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
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.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.The interface could be more user friendly. In addition, the documentation and security could use improvement.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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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.We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money.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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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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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.

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company10%
Retailer10%
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Manufacturing Company18%
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