RHEV Alternatives and Competitors

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Muhammad Khattab
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Consultant
Top 5
Nov 1, 2019
A stable and open-source solution that is good for websites with heavy traffic

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for making DNS, website work, DHCP, and other security functions like ID tables and other tools.

Pros and Cons

  • "Red Hat is the most stable system."
  • "The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

I have always recommended using other platforms versus Windows. I didn't like using any Windows system, Microsoft system or any system with heavy traffic like ERP and Websites. I recommend Linux. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
DaveChapman
Business Support Officer at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 22, 2020
Provides speed and stability; could integrate better into two in ones

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case was running an entire government payroll system.

Pros and Cons

  • "Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects."
  • "It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles."

What other advice do I have?

I've always used separate hypervisors so it's difficult for me to give advice. I'm more familiar with the other products so I would rate this product a six out of 10.
reviewer1281042
Unix Linux System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 19, 2020
Relatively inexpensive and offers average technical support but needs a better user interface

Pros and Cons

  • "The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware."
  • "In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product."

What other advice do I have?

I wouldn't recommend the solution currently. We don't trust the product, so to use it as a mission-critical solution wouldn't be advised. However, overall, it's okay. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. Red Hat solution is not the best, in my opinion. It's not as stable, but it is much cheaper than VMware, so companies can save money using it if they need to.
reviewer1307112
Project Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5
Mar 31, 2020
Extremely innovative, with key open source and non-proprietary features

What is our primary use case?

We are a company who sells the solution to end users and we're a business partner with Red Hat. I'm an IT project consultant

Pros and Cons

  • "What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers."
  • "Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable."

What other advice do I have?

There are other platforms like Proxmox that are very stable and good because they run on KVM just like we do. But if you have hands-on experience with Proxmox, for example, you know that the entire thing is full of buttons and switches and I believe most clients don't like that. Red Hat, and Gerome HCI keep that to a minimum and give the customers what they need to do to get their work done. I would suggest people take a serious look at Red Hat and open source, and what KVM offerings can provide to end users. KVM and Red Hat, the open source community, are different to what they were 10 years…
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