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organizator informatike at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward to set up and stable, but the administration is complicated

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is the ESRP that is used with the Windows Platform."
  • "In the next release, I would like to see the administration simplified."

What is our primary use case?

We use these servers for databases and applications.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the ESRP that is used with the Windows Platform.

What needs improvement?

Windows Platforms become rather complicated. We started with the Windows Platform because they simplified it, but now, it has become quite complicated.

The administration has become quite heavy and also the specialization. 

We are a rather small factory, not a big system. We are small with a thousand employees, and we need a simplified environment.

In the next release, I would like to see the administration simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for more than 20 years. 

The version we are using is quite new, 2020.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable, but the administration becomes quite complicated.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not used the technical support, we have had contact with the third-party partners.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of Windows Server is straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

In our country, the Windows platform is widespread, which means there is a high amount of usage. We primarily use Windows Solutions. Some also use Linux, but Linux is the minority.

I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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ST
Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 5
Robust features, maintenance free, easy install, and excellent support

What is our primary use case?

The solution is a general server, It can be used for any of the products that you want to create or use. For example, it can be used for application server deployment and web applications. It can be used for everything.

What is most valuable?

Nothing is required for the maintenance of the solution, Microsoft does everything. It is very good and robust.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for 20 years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In my experience the solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is extremely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support for this…

What is our primary use case?

The solution is a general server, It can be used for any of the products that you want to create or use. For example, it can be used for application server deployment and web applications. It can be used for everything.

What is most valuable?

Nothing is required for the maintenance of the solution, Microsoft does everything. It is very good and robust.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for 20 years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In my experience the solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is extremely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support for this solution is excellent.

How was the initial setup?

When comparing the installation to Linux and others, it is probably the best one.

What about the implementation team?

The whole deployment with everything installed takes approximately one week. I have done the implementation of the solution for 10 years but now I use my team to do it. It normally only takes one person to do the deployment.

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

We pay yearly for a license. If you ask any vendor they will tell you that it could be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I am going to continue to use this solution in the future.

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Vast training support, easy to use, but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a server for our information at our company.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features I have found to be the flexibility and wide range of support training available.

What needs improvement?

In the future, there should be better protection for this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. However, you can receive a lot of cyberattacks. We need to invest more in security when we are using Windows. It tends to be the target of attacks and hacks compared to other operating systems, such as Linux. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a server for our information at our company.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features I have found to be the flexibility and wide range of support training available.

What needs improvement?

In the future, there should be better protection for this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. However, you can receive a lot of cyberattacks. We need to invest more in security when we are using Windows. It tends to be the target of attacks and hacks compared to other operating systems, such as Linux. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 400 users using the solution in my organization.

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

We used Ubuntu Linux previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of the solution is easy. The time depends on what you are going to configure on the server. The install itself can be done in approximately 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation ourselves and we use a team of two developers and three administrators for maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. However, I would advise investing in more security measures. We plan to continue using the solution in the future.

I rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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LS
Director of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Good performance, simple, and works with all kinds of software

What is our primary use case?

We use it for our servers. We have Windows 2012 and Windows 2016. We are not on the latest version, but we are almost there. 

What is most valuable?

It is pretty simple and flexible. It works with all kinds of software. That's why we are using it. We avoid using Linux and other platforms. Its performance is also good.

What needs improvement?

It can have more integration with different platforms. Its installation could also be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Currently, we have around 150 users. We don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have experience with their…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for our servers. We have Windows 2012 and Windows 2016. We are not on the latest version, but we are almost there. 

What is most valuable?

It is pretty simple and flexible. It works with all kinds of software. That's why we are using it. We avoid using Linux and other platforms.

Its performance is also good.

What needs improvement?

It can have more integration with different platforms. Its installation could also be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Currently, we have around 150 users. We don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have experience with their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is of medium complexity. It can be tricky.

Normally, the installation takes half an hour to one hour. The updates take more time than the installation.

What about the implementation team?

Normally, I do it myself. Only when I have issues, I use a consultant.

We have a technical team of two engineers for deployment and maintenance.

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

Its price is fine. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would surely recommend this solution to others who want to start using it.

I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, stable, and quick to install

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as our operating system.

What is most valuable?

It is very useful, and it is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see better pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server since the beginning. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's an operating system, so scalability is not really applicable. Everybody in our organization is using this solution. We have approximately 200 users. We don't have any plans to increase usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. …

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as our operating system.

What is most valuable?

It is very useful, and it is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see better pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server since the beginning.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's an operating system, so scalability is not really applicable.

Everybody in our organization is using this solution. We have approximately 200 users.

We don't have any plans to increase usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

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

Previously, we had not used any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy.

It only took five minutes to deploy.

For 200 users, we need one engineer to maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves, we did not use an integrator or consultant.

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

In general, the pricing can be improved.

Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Windows Server to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Windows Server a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Assistant Manager – IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to install and use but stability and scalability need improvement

What is our primary use case?

Most of our computers have the Windows Server operating system, and all of our applications are running on it.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The stability could be improved. The scalability could also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for a couple of years. For the most part, we are using version 2015.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable but could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could be better, it's not very good. We have approximately 1,000 users in our organization. We have plans to continuing using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We…

What is our primary use case?

Most of our computers have the Windows Server operating system, and all of our applications are running on it.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The stability could be improved.

The scalability could also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for a couple of years.

For the most part, we are using version 2015.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable but could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could be better, it's not very good.

We have approximately 1,000 users in our organization.

We have plans to continuing using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support for Windows Server.

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

We are also using Red Hat Linux.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

It took one to two hours to deploy.

We have one or two people for the deployment.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

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

We purchase licenses.

It's expensive, but we have a need for it and have to purchase it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Devanand PR
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, easy to use, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a typical server for our organization.

What is most valuable?

I have found the solution to be flexible and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I believe the solution needs to be more secure in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable but not as much as some of their competitors. We have approximately 400 users using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is okay but it takes some time before you have someone on the telephone that is an expert…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a typical server for our organization.

What is most valuable?

I have found the solution to be flexible and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I believe the solution needs to be more secure in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable but not as much as some of their competitors. We have approximately 400 users using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is okay but it takes some time before you have someone on the telephone that is an expert that is needed for the issue.

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

I have previously used Linux and this solution is not as scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment is not a single-person job and we have used vendors in the past. For the deployment and maintenance of the solution, we have three technicians.

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

There is a license needed for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Head of Major Account Sales Operation 1 at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
A powerful solution, but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for managing data base applications for client monitoring.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has been using Windows Server for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the solution to be stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is commensurate with what we are willing to pay for. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had experience with technical support. As we are in Indonesia, the fact that our application must follow the operating system can be problematic. 

What about the implementation team?

We have an IT team which handles installation. I…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for managing data base applications for client monitoring.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has been using Windows Server for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the solution to be stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is commensurate with what we are willing to pay for. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had experience with technical support. As we are in Indonesia, the fact that our application must follow the operating system can be problematic. 

What about the implementation team?

We have an IT team which handles installation. I take care of the business aspects when it comes to customer relations. 

I do not recall how long installation took. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We feel Windows Server to be very powerful and are not aware of solutions which can act as its replacement. 

What other advice do I have?

We are an IT company and make both internal and external use of the solution, which we do as an integrator. 

We have a remote client boarder and they claim that replication is difficult. 

There are 1,500 users making use of the solution in my company. 

I would rate Windows Server as a six or six-point-five out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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