Hyper-V Other Advice

Brad Brundage
Technology Systems Analyst with 1-10 employees
Don't knock Hyper-V until you actually try it. I get a lot of people from the tech community, saying things like, "Hahaha, you're on Hyper-V?" And I reply, "Yeah. At first, I opposed it, but it's grown on me and I love it." I still run VMware at home, just because I already have it running on in my lab, but if I were to rebuild, I'd do it under Hyper-V. Why not? You get more features for free. You've got to actually really try it for a good six months to a year, and then it grows on you. It's like, "Wow! You can do all that?" Yeah. And more. Hyper-V's gotten a lot better since 2012 and 2012 R2, and now the 2016 is light years again. View full review »
Reviewer1961
User
I would like to see deduplication and compression in a future roll-out of the product. View full review »
YaoAyivor
CTO for Pydynamix
If I was going to a demo, and somebody had given me an iPhone and I had to quickly gut it, my first choice would not be Hyper-V. It is not a user-friendly solution. I would say the ability to assign more dynamically, like VM-ware does. And the SRM feature to be brought back into Hyper-V so that you're not looking at virtual box which is a cheap version, but that you're looking at enterprise, you're looking at VM-ware. But if there was one button to move everything over to the new system, if that could be put in as a feature then it would be very attractive. View full review »
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Sandeep Shenoy
Consultant at hadafq8
If you want to use a solution that does the job that is required, to the best of its ability, then Hyper-V is a great solution. View full review »
Reviewer893
Sr. Programmer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It is good for small installations. If you are looking to do anything fancy, this is is not a good choice. View full review »
John Ermolowich
Technician at Computer Geeks
Make sure to do your research before you choose a solution. Be sure it fits your needs. View full review »
ShaileshSurroop
Assistant Manager - IS Infrastructure
Unfortunately, due to cost, we have begun to look at other products in the market. View full review »
Youssef EL HADJ
System and Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
I would advise other people that this is a good solution. View full review »
reviewer849252
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In my opinion, read the documentation carefully. If you do not, you will have problems. View full review »
Reviewer5227
System Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is definitely the toughest competitor for VMware. There is room for improvement for automation. If that was implemented, it would place Hyper-V on the same realm as VMware. View full review »
AriGreenbaum
IT at a non-profit
My advice to someone considering this solution is to back up the whole configuration. Also, you have to have things well documented and to take into consideration the maintenance times. Furthermore, updating the operating systems, host operating systems and guest operating systems is extremely important, otherwise, it could lead to unnecessary downtime. View full review »
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