Hyper-V vs XenServer

Hyper-V is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 1 review. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes " Simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform are attractive, it grows on you with time". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". Hyper-V is most compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and KVM. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, vSphere and KVM.
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Once we bought the datacenter version of the server, we did away with worrying about the cost of licensing our VMs separatelyIt comes with all the features and goodies inside the box, so you do not have to purchase anything else.We did not have to pay extra money for the Failover Clustering feature.It's cheap, but not the best.

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Overview
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.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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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. U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Outsourcing Company
18%
Transportation Company
9%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
14%
Transportation Company
9%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Retailer
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
9%
Non Tech Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
16%
Transportation Company
7%
University
7%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
45%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
49%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
39%
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