Hyper-V Alternatives and Competitors 2019

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Ignacio Salom
Consultant
Senior Principal Consultant with 1-10 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 original machine and you don't have to reinstall and do all of… 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do use Hyper-V and VMware. But, if you are using VMware for your desktop, and you want a management consult, you have to pay for it and it's pricey. And, Hyper-V's management is not really that great. But, Oracle VirtualBox is a perfect… more»
Ajay Dand
Real User
Founder Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

We truly value the security of the solution. We also value the consolidation, which can be done in terms of releasing the hardware footprint, and the service call. Furthermore, the automation and ease, as well as source utilization are key… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As an enduser, I would say it has allowed us to have the flexibility of moving around our workloads on different machines, and not having to worry if anything is down. Since we are a small organization, we don't have a lot of hardware… more»

What needs improvement?

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. In addition, I think some of the backup features or the prediction features can be improved. The legacy… more»

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

The cost is a bit high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Another solution in the same sphere is Hyper-V, which is quite good in terms of basic plain virtualization software. However, vSphere offers a scaled-up version.
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 very good performance and it is suitable from embedded IT… 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared KVM vs VMware and did a proof-of-concept, but we decided that KVM was best suited for our needs when it came to device drivers, etc. We also considered Oracle and RedHat.
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