IBM PowerVM Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of IBM PowerVM competitors and alternatives
Real User
System Developer/Engineer with 51-200 employees
Jun 10 2018

What do you think of vSphere?

Improvements to My Organization It saves us a lot of money on physical infrastructure through virtualization. Also, you can roll back in case a machine crashes. That saves a lot of money and time. It also saves physical space, energy, and it removes physical limitations, with virtualization you can go anywhere in the world. • Valuable Features vSphere is very stable, reliable. • Room for Improvement In the next release, I would like to see programming. I'd like to see a lot more about customization for people who want to customize programming API, SDK. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues So far, so good. So far it's very reliable and stable. • Scalability Issues Scalability depends on the infrastructure. The software can handle a heavy...
Real User
Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 22 2016

What do you think of Hyper-V?

With the release of Windows Server 2012 Microsoft offers a new way to store Hyper-V Virtual Machine on a shared storage. In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Microsoft did only offer block-based shared-storage like Fiber channel or iSCSI. With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Microsoft allows you to used file-based storage to run Hyper-V Virtual Machine from via the new SMB 3.0 protocol. This means Hyper-V over SMB allows you to store virtual machines on a SMB file share. In the past years I did a lot of Hyper-V implementations working with iSCSI or Fiber channel storage, and I am really happy with the new possibilities SMB 3.0 offers. The common problem of block storage is that the Hyper-V host has to handle the storage connection. That means if you use...
Real User
eCommerce Expert at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It provides enhancements for network and storage configuration, policy-based management for delivering application resource flexibility, and a GUI. * Distributed Resource Scheduling for capacity management, providing real time monitoring enabling re-balancing of a server pool. * Distributed Power Management for reduction of powered-on servers. * Centralized... more»

What needs improvement?

* Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool. However, you'll have to read a lot of documents and perform experiments in test environments to make it work for you. * Oracle VM is the only certified solution for use with all Oracle software. * Oracle VM: Virtualization is a key technology used in data-centers to optimize... more»

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