IBM PowerVM vs. VMware vSphere

As of February 2019, IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software vs VMware vSphere which is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 92 reviews. The top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM and Oracle VM. VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Hyper-V.
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5,905 views|2,954 comparisons
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103,085 views|45,875 comparisons
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The pricing is a bit complex.It is expensive. Other solutions on the market are free. We had to plan with VMware how many hosts that we needed in order to determine the price.The pricing is a little expensive. The licensing is a bit complex.The price is high. It would be nice if VMware made a price reduction.VMware licensing and pricing are a bit more expensive compared to others, like Hyper-V. However, you get what you pay for.I think the cost should be reconsidered. VMware is not the cheapest solution out there, despite the fact that it may be one of the best.I did a comparison between physical server to virtual. There was a point in time where we would size out a virtual server to be a massive size, then we'd buy a physical server of the equivalence. We saved somewhere around 20 percent going virtual, as opposed to the physical equivalent.The pricing is justified. It may be a bit high, but the features are worth it.

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103,085
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45,875
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91
Followers
1,430
Avg. Rating
8.8
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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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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer10%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company9%
Insurance Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise51%
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