RHEV Overview

RHEV is the #8 ranked solution in our list of best Server Virtualization Software. It is most often compared to KVM: RHEV vs KVM

What is RHEV?

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


RHEV is also known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

RHEV Buyer's Guide

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Business Development Staff at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Vendor
RHEV continues to evolve and delivers functionality at low cost
We have been using RHEV in our production environment since 3.0 and have I to say that the product continues to evolve with each release. The current version is very stable and offers all of the features we require from a virtualisation infrastructure platform. I am especially impressed with the self provision user portal and the performance of Spice as a remote desktop protocol, although it would be nice to have better client end support (OSX, IOS etc). One of the biggest lacking features is the ability to replicate virtual machine configurations to another RHEV environment for DR. Our development team addressed this by producing a python script which calls the REST API and replicates VM configuration allowing us to restore data into prebuilt VMs. www.quru.com/rvsr Overall we are…
CIO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
It's possible to OEM and create a product with Ovirt as the main component.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a heterogenous data centre that is specially focused on Linux platforms, this is safe money, and good if you are looking for automation. It also offers great integration with DevOps tools.
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Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Reduced costs by reducing amount of servers
For how long have you used this solution? - 1 year Which features are most valuable? - Live migration Can you give an example of how this solution has improved the way your organization functions? -We where able to reduce the amount of servers. This has reduced our costs significantly. What areas of this solution have room for improvement? - The interface is sometimes not logical and previous versions where not so stable but luckily this has been mostly resolved. Did you encounter any issues with deployment, stability or scalability? If so, please describe. - Stability and bugs in previous 2.x versions Did you previously use a different solution and if so, why did you switch? - No this was our first virtual platform Before choosing this solution, did you evaluate other options? If…
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
RHEV 3.2 is Quite Stable, Unlike Previous Versions
I am very pleased to say that I like Red Hat in many ways because of their innovations,working on new technology and improving day by day bringing it upto the expectations of customers with premium support available through out at all time. RHEV was launched as a web portal based access of virtual machines throughout the network which is used in organizations for different purposes with all virtualization features available today; earlier they were having problems with the product but now RHEV 3.2 is quite stable.
Infrastructure Expert at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
RHEV is excellent due to cost, performance and security.

What other advice do I have?

RHEV hyper visor is a cost effective solution for virtualization. Its work on kernel base virtualization systems. Its usage keep growing in the market.
Senior Manager of Data Center at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Vendor
One of the best open source virtualization techniques with enhanced security, performance, and cost advantage

What other advice do I have?

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is an enterprise virtualization solution made by Red Hat. It has been designed for intergration with Virtualization manager with servers. It has robust virtualization management features with proven enterprise security and performance. This Hypervisor is basically based on Kernel Based Virtual Machine. It has inbuilt features such as live migration, high availability (which manages server availability), and zero downtime for the virtual machines.
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