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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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"We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.""Its DR facility is good. Within a moment, data can be retrieve from another physical location over the Internet. The speed to recover data is good.""The ability of a running VM to be quickly relocated to another hypervisor or launched at another site via replicated storage greatly reduces downtime.""The most valuable feature is the VDP Backup solution.""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.""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.""Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot."

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Cons
"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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"Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.""OS templates should be readily available, so there is no need to get an OS separately. Only the activation part should be different, which is not presently available due to the need to get the OS from a different location, then create VMs.""The ability to run ARM based VMs on an x86 platform for testing purposes. With the growing use of SBCs running on ARM architectures for IoT devices, it would be very useful if developers could build and deploy VMs running operating systems like Raspbian used on Raspberry Pi devices on their existing x86 ESXi environments. Even if this is not possible through some form of emulation, the ability to add ARM hypervisors to vSphere environments would be very useful. This will enable more rapid development cycles for customers just getting started with IoT but already existing vSphere users.""I would like to see better fault and performance reporting in the GUI.""I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.""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.""I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware."

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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.""You will find the cost is reasonably cheaper.""Do not buy based on price alone. Many of my customers chose the lowest cost option only to discover that the additional funds needed to access even a few more features would have been money well spent. Likewise, if you are going to spend more money on additional features, then have a plan to actually deploy and integrate those features into your infrastructure. Many customers never take full advantage of the many features that they are paying for and that can be avoided by being proactive in developing your overall vision for the infrastructure.""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."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Question one: Does the customer already have vSphere because than I would suggest not to use Acropolis? Nutanix wants to control the entire platform with its HCI solution like VMware. Question 2:… more »
Top Answer: For me the biggest impact is the cost of licensing in the case of VMware despite its overall intuitiveness and ease of handling and management. However, KVM-based Open Source solutions are becoming… more »
Top Answer: This is just an off the cuff quick response and not a well researched documented and referenced design. It is, however, a conclusion after time spent in making some choices on stacks with the intent… more »
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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
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Comms Service Provider25%
Integrator25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Government13%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
Construction Company6%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about RHEV vs. VMware vSphere and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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RHEV is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 55 reviews. RHEV is rated 8.0, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". 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, Hyper-V, Oracle VM and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Nutanix Acropolis, Oracle VM and Hyper-V. See our RHEV vs. VMware vSphere report.

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