IBM PowerVM Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM PowerVM competitors are
  • vSphere
  • KVM
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Oracle VM
  • Hyper-V
Read reviews of IBM PowerVM competitors and alternatives
Oracle VM Logo
Consultant at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2017

What do you think of Oracle VM?

Valuable Features:: We were curious and wanted to test the product since we were standardizing our virtualized environment.  We knew that VMware was feature-rich, and we wanted to look as others as well to avoid vendor lock in. • Use of Solution:: I've been using it for one years. • Initial Setup:: It was complex. • Implementation Team:: We did it in-house. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing:: We were not happy with the aggressive licensing model of Oracle and thought we would end-up in a similar situation to the Database where we have to pay the license fee for passive nodes as well. • Other Solutions Considered:: We selected VMware and KVM. • Other Advice:: The Red Hat KVM is better than the OVM in terms of performance and simple support.
vSphere Logo
Robert Cox
Real User
Systems Engineer at Vestmark inc
Sep 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the seamless HA with vMotion and being able to run vCenters in HA mode. We use a company called SimpliVity, it's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Between vMotion and all the HA, it has made my life a lot easier, and similarly for a lot of my colleagues, and my boss.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to get rid of the Flash Client. There are still some things that require us to go into it and use it, some plugins and other things... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The move to vSphere was really just a business-continuity initiative. Vestmark makes a financial platform. It's important that we are able to be... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take your time to do the appropriate research and planning, so that it's sized appropriately. A lot of issues that I've seen are from either... more»
Hyper-V Logo
Real User
Systems Architect at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What do you think of Hyper-V?

Improvements to My Organization: We built a private cloud with it. • Valuable Features: Live migration, SMB3. • Room for Improvement: Storage via SMB3. • Stability Issues: Yes. • Scalability Issues: No. • Customer Service and Technical Support: 6 • Previous Solutions: Previously used VMware. Switched due to cost. • Initial Setup: It was reasonably straightforward. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: It's cheap, but not the best. • Other Solutions Considered: Vmware was better, but it was more expensive. • Other Advice: Don’t use it for mission critical clouds.

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