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It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues.The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.The feature that I like most is the versatility.What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.

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There aren't any bugs on the solution.What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications.The solution makes migration easy.The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability.

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If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better.The performance should be improved.The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers

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We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas.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.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.It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles.Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project.

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We are using the free version of Red Hat.I would say the price is acceptable.This is an open-source solution.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: My colleagues are the ones who deal with pricing.
Top Answer: The performance should be improved. They should reduce the cost to purchase the hardware of the physical server.
Top Answer: What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.
Top Answer: Red Hat is easily three to five times cheaper than the nearest competitor. Our business model is slightly different. If you look at Gerome HCI, for example, the core product that we sell, it is not… more »
Top Answer: To be honest, I can't think of anything that needs improving, they work faster than I do and produce things so quickly and swiftly that I can't catch up with them. Before I can think of something new… more »
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PowerVMRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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Overview
Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

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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Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while RHEV is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6, while RHEV is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Stable with flexible licensing and great technical support". 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". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas RHEV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and Oracle VM. See our IBM PowerVM vs. RHEV report.

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