Compare RHEV vs. VMware vSphere

RHEV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 81 reviews. RHEV is rated 7.8, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of RHEV writes "Good stability and support but is difficult to manage ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". RHEV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and VMware vSphere, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis. See our RHEV vs. VMware vSphere report.
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Pros
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.Red Hat is the most stable system.The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good.One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS.

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It has allowed us to be more resilient to infrastructure and hardware failure, reduced hardware costs, and decreased recovery time from failures.The free ESXi hypervisor was a great way to get started, as it allowed us to introduce virtual machines so that users could start to experience the advantages.We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.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 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.

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Cons
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.The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement.The solution could use network virtualization.It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period.

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Reducing the cost of vSphere would be an improvement.It would be great if the free version included a management tool that was a scaled-down vCenter Manager.Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.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.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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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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Overview

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.


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
Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company29%
Integrator29%
Legal Firm14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government8%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company9%
Retailer7%
Company Size
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
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