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Unix Linux System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
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 is most valuable?

The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.

What needs improvement?

The interface is a bit complex, in my opinion. They should work to simplify it if possible.

Currently, we cannot get a direct local resource mount. 

When I want to customize the solution, I would like to have a similar operating system resource included, similar to what VMware offers. We'd like to have the same hosting features VMware has.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about two years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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 do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We only two people working on the solution currently, as we test it. We haven't scaled it at all.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support offered by Red Hat is average. It's not exceptional, but it's not bad either.

How was the initial setup?

I didn't set up the solution at our organization. I don't know if it is complex or straightforward in terms of implementation.

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

The solution is quite inexpensive.

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
JG
Engineer Developer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
A responsive technical support portal is available for quickly solving problems

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal."
  • "Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We have been using RHEV in both on-premises and cloud deployments for testing.

In my team, we don't have access to a paid version of Red Hat. Instead, we mostly use CentOS and Ubuntu.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.

What needs improvement?

Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved. I find this to be the biggest problem. In Ubunto they have the idea of the Netplan, which is much better than the facility in Red Hat.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using RHEV for about five months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have seen some bugs that I fixed on my own.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had to scale this solution because it is not for everyday use. Rather, we use it for testing purposes.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for RHEV is very fast and good. 

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

We use different versions of Linux including CentOS and Ubuntu. CentOS is very comparable to Red Hat because it is almost the same, internally.

How was the initial setup?

In the beginning, the initial setup was quite complex. However, once you get used to it, I would say that the setup is of normal difficulty and not a problem.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented this solution with the assistance of my colleague.

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

We are using the free version of Red Hat.

What other advice do I have?

RHEV is a good solution and I would rate it a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Kshitij Singhai
Owner at Computech Associates
Real User
Top 5
User friendly, easy to configure, and affordable

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available."
  • "Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use of this solution is to implement ERP. If you want to have multiple servers on the same machine or if you do not require multiple machines it supports kernel-based virtual machines.

What is most valuable?

The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available. 

What needs improvement?

Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability. The technical features are okay right now for our requirements, but of course, with technology, there are areas for improvement.

Additionally, there should be more integration with other platforms. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

It has good support, but we did not require to use it much.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was easy. The time was affected by configuration requirements and the extent of work needed for customization. For example, the simplicity or complexity of it, how many virtual machines we want to establish, or whether we want MDM.

What about the implementation team?

We normally use approximately 35 people to implement the solution.

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

The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to other users.

I rate RHEV a nine out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Very stable, easy to install, and useful for high volumes of computing

Pros and Cons

  • "It is very stable."
  • "We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services."

What is our primary use case?

We use it for high volumes of computing. We use it for artificial intelligence and some big data analytics.

What is most valuable?

It is very stable.

What needs improvement?

We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage.

Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system.

They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. We have 50 users who are using this system.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do get a response from their international support through email, but they should provide local services.

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

We have used Ubuntu Linux and some other editions.

How was the initial setup?

It was very easy to install. It took less than 20 minutes.

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

We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. We would like to keep using this solution. We are very satisfied with it.

I would rate RHEV a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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

Pros and Cons

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

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.

What needs improvement?

The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement.

In the next release. I would like to see some additional features to make it easier, such as improvements to the GUI and the maintenance. The maintenance of Red Hat is difficult.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for seventeen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Red Hat is the most stable system. It's better than other OS solutions.

How was the initial setup?

At first, this solution was deployed on-premises, then I converted it to cloud using VMware tools to make our private cloud on our data center.

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

This is an open-source solution.

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.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PA
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Supports key virtualization workloads

What is our primary use case?

For any application that requires 100% uptime, 100% of data accessibility, I use these servers.  Within our organization, there are roughly 100 employees using this solution.

What needs improvement?

This solution could be more secure. Also, the CPU power could be increased.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since the very beginning — about eight or nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's more of an availability solution than a scalable solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy. Installation takes no longer than one hour.

What

What is our primary use case?

For any application that requires 100% uptime, 100% of data accessibility, I use these servers. 

Within our organization, there are roughly 100 employees using this solution.

What needs improvement?

This solution could be more secure. Also, the CPU power could be increased.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since the very beginning — about eight or nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's more of an availability solution than a scalable solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy. Installation takes no longer than one hour.

What about the implementation team?

I installed this solution by myself.

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

We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

There is no other server equivalent to this one available on the market at the moment. Not HP, not IBM, and not Dell.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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