vSphere Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Data Center/Wintel Lead at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

We were trying to create a virtual routing setup with a cluster of Ericsson equipment. We were setting up vApps for that and multiple NICs were used to route the traffic within the cluster. We tried for a year and there were a lot of tickets... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Deployment was pretty quick. Once you start up your templates, it was pretty quick to deploy. That was the biggest advantage. Otherwise, this takes many days.

What needs improvement?

I think they can look into some features that they're missing, like OpenStack. This is there, but not in the vApps. We were trying to get that from them, but we could not.
KVM
User
System Architect with 11-50 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Our infrastructure is based on KVM and Linux Containers and KVM hypervisor for about the last year. Management and backup is a lot easier with with Ubuntu and KVM, especially combined with ZFS and snapshotting.

How has it helped my organization?

In the Linux world, KVM is a very reliable solution which can be used for x86 architecture virtualization with reasonable overhead. Reliable and extensible have a tight integration with Linux security facilities, like SELinux, KVM does the... more»

What needs improvement?

The support of virtualization in the recent generation of x86 processor is almost a must have, so the only negative aspect of needing hardware support is a fully functional KVM can be dropped. It would be nice if the support for other... more»
Red Hat
Integrator
Business Development Staff at a integrator with 51-200 employees
May 30 2017

What do you think of RHEV?

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...

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