Hyper-V vs XenServer

Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 1 review. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "What is Hyper-V over SMB?". 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 Hyper-V. See our Hyper-V vs XenServer report.
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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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Ranking
RANKING
Views
62,397
Comparisons
52,662
Reviews
8
Followers
1,256
Avg. Rating
7.7
Views
30,932
Comparisons
25,719
Reviews
2
Followers
1,037
Avg. Rating
7.5
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 54% of the time.
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Compared 13% of the time.
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Compared 13% of the time.
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Proxmox
Compared 33% of the time.
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Compared 25% of the time.
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Compared 15% of the time.
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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.

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.

Sample Customers
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.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Outsourcing Company
18%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Integrator
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
13%
Transportation Company
9%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company
10%
Healthcare Company
10%
Financial Services Firm
10%
University
10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
16%
Financial Services Firm
16%
University
7%
Transportation Company
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
48%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
49%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
28%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
39%

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