Hyper-V Pricing and License Cost

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 »
Sandeep Shenoy
Consultant at hadafq8
We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product. View full review »
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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 »
SystemsAd71f
Systems Architect at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's cheap, but not the best. 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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