Hyper-V Pricing and License Cost

Morne' O'Kennedy
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd
Do not immediately think of massive SANs and expensive servers. Instead, start small then evaluate and test properly to understand how workloads are treated. Microsoft, with Server 2019, gives you a massive number of tools to do this cost-effectively. View full review »
Reviewer1961
User
Microsoft should have not required a data center license for the new feature of Storage Spaces Direct. There is a new feature that comes with Hyper-V called "Storage Spaces Direct" What that storage does, it allows you to use the storage in host A and use the storage in host B, and make them work together like they're one shared storage array. The computers don't know that they're putting data on server A or B. To them, it looks like one big pool of disks. Before, we used to have to buy a separate storage array, external to the servers, and tie the servers to that array. But this new feature that comes with Hyper-V let's us use the storage inside the servers, it saves money. But Microsoft tacked on a higher price for their software to use that feature, and that was just terrible. We would be using that feature more if it did not demand a data center license. View full review »
YaoAyivor
CTO for Pydynamix
The pricing is not an issue for us because we have a licensing agreement with Microsoft. So we are given an 80% discount. View full review »
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Sandeep Shenoy
Consultant at hadafq8
We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product. View full review »
Jarek Słupiński
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The licensing of this solution is quite easy because the basic server of Hyper-V is free because it is included in the server license. View full review »
Reviewer4901
IT Executive at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
I use the free version of Hyper-V. View full review »
Reviewer893
Sr. Programmer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It is free for us so that was a prime factor for choosing this solution. View full review »
Dalean Barnett
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Once we bought the datacenter version of the server, we did away with worrying about the cost of licensing our VMs separately. View full review »
John Ermolowich
Technician at Computer Geeks
The pricing isn't too bad, because you can do the bare metal hyper-visor, and it is pretty fair. Other competitors are more expensive. View full review »
ShaileshSurroop
Assistant Manager - IS Infrastructure
In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is okay, but, when you start mixing other environments it becomes quite tricky. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem. We did not spend much time looking at other products, though. View full review »
Youssef EL HADJ
System and Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The price is quite fair. It is not too expensive. View full review »
reviewer849252
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The pricing and licensing is pretty good. View full review »
Muhammad Tariq
Program Architect (Microsoft) with 5,001-10,000 employees
This product costs less than other competitor products on the market. View full review »
Reviewer5227
System Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I do not have experience with the licensing of the product. View full review »
ReviewerBB267
Director of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
The Hyper-V pricing and licensing are very good. View full review »
A.J. DiLorenzo
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
I wish the licensing was simpler and allowed for a greater number of VMs with the Microsoft standard licensing. Overall I think it's fair. The pricing is definitely fair. View full review »
Hea43278Dpt21
Head of Department for IT Services at a government with 201-500 employees
We have an agreement with Microsoft so this came with the solution. The pricing is okay for us. View full review »
Ahmad Hassan
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I think it is expensive. I think if they want it to be more competitive, they should lower the price. View full review »
Ignacio Salom
Senior Principal Consultant with 1-10 employees
The pricing is competitive, and a bit less than other options on the market. View full review »
AriGreenbaum
IT at a non-profit
The licensing is pretty straightforward. View full review »
Reviewer2829
Interim Director of Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I do not have any comments about pricing or licensing of the product. View full review »
Javier-Arrocha
Oficial de comunicaciones at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The pricing and licensing is fine. View full review »
ReviewerD658
Network Administrator II at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I do not have experience with pricing or licensing of the product. View full review »
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