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Manager, Information Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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It's good for small or medium-sized environments, but if you want to scale larger you should consider something else

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see better predictive diagnostics, so I know what's going on with the machines. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V since about 2012.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V has been pretty good. I have no complaints about the stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales well so far, but I think we're nearing the edge of that. We have somewhere in the region of about 200 users.

How are customer service and support?

The support could be better.

How was the initial setup?

I can't say setting up Hyper-V was particularly complicated. The deployment was about two months with the help of some integrators.

What's my experience with pricing, setup

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see better predictive diagnostics, so I know what's going on with the machines. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V since about 2012.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V has been pretty good. I have no complaints about the stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales well so far, but I think we're nearing the edge of that. We have somewhere in the region of about 200 users.

How are customer service and support?

The support could be better.

How was the initial setup?

I can't say setting up Hyper-V was particularly complicated. The deployment was about two months with the help of some integrators.

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

I think I'm okay with the cost. There are no monthly or yearly costs or additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Hyper-V seven out of 10. It's good for what it does. If you have a small or medium-scale acclimatization, it's an excellent solution. But in terms of scaling larger, you might want to consider something else.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Michael Ogunlade
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc
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Top 5Leaderboard
Reasonably priced, but could be more flexible

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for production, testing, and development. It's a core infrastructure solution, so it's not a user-solution. It's for server virtualization. It's actually deployed virtually for other services that need to deploy virtual machines using it. We plan to keep using this solution in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2008.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is both stable and scalable; however, I also use VMware which I find to be more scalable and stable overall.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support with Microsoft is great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use VMware, but Hyper-V is much cheaper;…

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for production, testing, and development.

It's a core infrastructure solution, so it's not a user-solution. It's for server virtualization. It's actually deployed virtually for other services that need to deploy virtual machines using it.

We plan to keep using this solution in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2008.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is both stable and scalable; however, I also use VMware which I find to be more scalable and stable overall.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support with Microsoft is great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use VMware, but Hyper-V is much cheaper; however, VMware is more robust, more scalable, more agile for us. It was a mix of both because we wanted to be able to see our way through technology skills.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quite easy.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. If it were a little more flexible and stable, I'd give it a higher rating.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Is easy to install, but the stability and scalability need improvement

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to install. It can be done in a day.

What needs improvement?

Hyper-V systems need a lot of admin effort because security updates and monthly updates require rebooting after the update. For example, if you use Hyper-V, you should restart once a month. It is very hard to operate. Also, it is very slow. The stability and scalability could be improved. It could be more user friendly as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for, maybe, three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is not stable. There are problems with backup as well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with technical…

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to install. It can be done in a day.

What needs improvement?

Hyper-V systems need a lot of admin effort because security updates and monthly updates require rebooting after the update. For example, if you use Hyper-V, you should restart once a month. It is very hard to operate.

Also, it is very slow.

The stability and scalability could be improved. It could be more user friendly as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for, maybe, three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is not stable. There are problems with backup as well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It is very easy to install, and it can be done in a day.

What about the implementation team?

I installed it myself.

What other advice do I have?

I don't recommend Hyper-V and would rate it at six on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Review about Hyper-V

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for test virtualization.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Hyper-V is ease to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution needs to improve the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Hyper-V can scale well. We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but it could improve by being faster.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not easy and it took approximately two days.

What about the implementation team?

We needed to have a consultant…

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for test virtualization.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Hyper-V is ease to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution needs to improve the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Hyper-V can scale well.

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but it could improve by being faster.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not easy and it took approximately two days.

What about the implementation team?

We needed to have a consultant for the implementation. We have two administrators and one manager that does the maintenance of the solution.

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

There is a license required for this solution. I would recommend purchasing the support.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Hyper-V a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Thendo Ndzimeni
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
Real User
Top 20
User-friendly, stable, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for managing our virtual infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use. All you have to do is mount the VM and start it.

What needs improvement?

There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Hyper-V for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is generally good, although it depends on the size of your workload.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability really depends on how much you want to expand.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good and they're able to…

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for managing our virtual infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use. All you have to do is mount the VM and start it.

What needs improvement?

There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Hyper-V for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is generally good, although it depends on the size of your workload.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability really depends on how much you want to expand.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good and they're able to easily assist you.

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

The licensing is good for a data center environment.

What other advice do I have?

Hyper-V is a product that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Willy Marcelo Maurer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL
Real User
Top 20
A virtualization solution with good support for legacy systems

Pros and Cons

  • "Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions"
  • "We have our scientific network, and it's run off the university sever, and we need two servers to optimize our scientific work, such as the mathematics work. Then you have to work with Python and Java, and Microsoft isn't the best option for this kind of work"

What is our primary use case?

In our administration, we don't have new computers or new servers, but we want to optimize our scientific work. We're using it with two devices for scientific work and administration work.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions.

What needs improvement?

We have our scientific network, and it's run off the university sever, and we need two servers to optimize our scientific work, such as the mathematics work. Then you have to work with Python and Java, and the Microsoft Windows desktop system isn't the best option for this kind of work. Use the Hyper-V as your basic layer, for binding and administration of the systems to the hardware. In the virtualization yo can combined the best of Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft an eight.

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DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward installation, but lacking stability

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for hardware virtualization.

What needs improvement?

I have found it difficult to manage more than one virtual machine.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hyper-V for approximately seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is not as stable as VMware and should be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 20 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that consists of an administrator, network administrator, managers, and system administrator that does the maintenance and support of the solution.

What

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for hardware virtualization.

What needs improvement?

I have found it difficult to manage more than one virtual machine.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hyper-V for approximately seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is not as stable as VMware and should be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 20 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that consists of an administrator, network administrator, managers, and system administrator that does the maintenance and support of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Hyper-V a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Walmik Wankhede
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement

What is our primary use case?

We have installed a domain controller in Hyper-V, also managing arbitrator for SimpliVity.  We are using it for HPE SimpliVity.           

How has it helped my organization?

We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.       

What is most valuable?

Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement. It's the same disk size we also use.                

What needs improvement?

It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.                   

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V for two years. 

What is our primary use case?

We have installed a domain controller in Hyper-V, also managing arbitrator for SimpliVity.  We are using it for HPE SimpliVity.           

How has it helped my organization?

We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.       

What is most valuable?

Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement. It's the same disk size we also use.                

What needs improvement?

It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.                   

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V for two years. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.