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Allan Trambouze
Consultant
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
Oct 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * ESXi Quick Boot * VM encryption * New security features. The new feature announced today with vSphere Update 1... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is very simple to manage. Some of the benefits that we have seen are: * HTML5 * Web Client * It is fast and available. * It works well and is... more»

What needs improvement?

I put information on my blog stating that I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware. They have announced many thing that I am looking for... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is high, but you get back a lot.

What other advice do I have?

Think about your business needs, afterwards choose the product. Write down your needs on paper in bullets, then the solution will be clear and... more»
Ignacio Salom
Consultant
Senior Principal Consultant with 51-200 employees
Dec 14 2018

What is most valuable?

It is great for creating test environments.

How has it helped my organization?

The features that VirtualBox offers me are the same as VMware or Hyper-V. They create a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments. You can go back to the... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface I find to be lacking. If you compare it with VMware or Hyper-V, you have lots of room for improvement. I think that VirtualBox should be more user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing does not apply for us, we do not have to pay for the service.
Matias Sundman
Real User
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

A big strength with KVM is that it is an open-source component. It gets improvements from Intel, for example, and the other semiconductors. It can be sized-down to a very small package. It can be used in embedded systems as well, so it has a... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a separation, so you could have KVM running in a few cores, and then you could have a real-time operating system running another core, so there is a hybrid environment with real time operating systems and Linux.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheaper than other competitors like VMware or Hyper-V.
Lance Ripps
Real User
Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What do you think of DH2i DxEnterprise?

What is most valuable?: SQL patching High availability • How has it helped my organization?: We were looking for a better-than-Microsoft-SQL clustering solution. • What needs improvement?: The interface can seem a little old school at times. By Old School, I simply mean from a graphics perspective it looks like word 97, not word 2013. • For how long have I used the solution?: I have used it for three years. • What was my experience with deployment of the solution?: The team from DH2i stepped us through the install over the phone and made sure they were oncall during major upgrades. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: We have not encountered any stability issues. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: We have not...

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