XenServer vs vSphere

vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 53 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 1 review. The top reviewer of vSphere writes "Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". vSphere is most compared with KVM, VMware Workstation and Proxmox VE. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, vSphere and KVM.
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It saves us money because we don't have to buy as many physical servers.It is cost effective.We would like it to be affordable to use the manage services on the cloud, then let VMware manage it and have AWS a part of it. This would make the easier transition from on-premise to cloud and be of value.Flexible pricing would be nice. Some of the pricing models are fairly big.The pricing is too expensive. The reason why we implemented Hyper-V is because of the licensing costs. They are way too high.The business is able to gain in faster services because you are provisioning the ends more quickly due to templates. Thus, the provisioning is quite good.The licensing should be more competitive based on its price. There should be more features for the licensing that you own. Money is a factor, because our management is looking right now at its money. The most annoying thing is to tell people that I would like to continue using VMware, and have them argue the other solutions are free.It keeps together a lot of different environments, making it easier and faster to work. It definitely has a good turn around.

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91,154
Comparisons
47,686
Reviews
31
Followers
1,502
Avg. Rating
8.7
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35,498
Comparisons
26,132
Reviews
1
Followers
732
Avg. Rating
10.0
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Also Known AsvSphere 6, vSOM, vCenter Server, VMware ESXi
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Overview
Overview

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.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAbu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb. U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
12%
Retailer
10%
Energy/Utilities Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
10%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
7%
University
6%
REVIEWERS
Local Government
9%
Cloud Provider
9%
Integrator
9%
Insurance Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
16%
Transportation Company
7%
University
7%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
22%
Midsize Enterprise
34%
Large Enterprise
44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
39%
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