Compare IBM PowerVM vs. VMware vSphere

IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software with 2 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 80 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "A versatile, secure, and flexible solution for our virtualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis. See our IBM PowerVM vs. VMware vSphere report.
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Pros
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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The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.The most valuable feature is vSAN, as it reduces the cost of SAN storage and maintenance.We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.The most valuable feature is its ability to revert to previous snapshots during testing of various guest and application deployments.It helps to automate the data replication and DR (disaster recovery).Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.

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Cons
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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I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware.Reporting on vCenter needs to be improved.Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people.Two improvements that I would like to see are higher resolution console modes for guests and easier switching between consoles.I feel that the scalability of the solution should be improved.Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier.

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The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.The price is high, but you get back a lot.Our ROI is good.There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.The pricing is a bit complex.

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2,250
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2,006
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2
Average Words per Review
271
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9.0
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54,370
Comparisons
45,073
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80
Average Words per Review
594
Avg. Rating
8.9
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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.

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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Sample Customers
Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, PneuhageAbu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
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