XenServer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Dan withrow li?1414336181
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Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 30 2018

What do you think of XenServer?

Primary Use Case Virtualization platform that was easy to maintain for our staff expertise and allowed for inexpensive licensing when support was required. • Improvements to My Organization Allowed us to maintain a desired level of high availability between our XenServer farms. Increased our response time to backend errors. • Valuable Features All features of the product are valuable, depends on the situation. I have used all of the features at one time or another. • Room for Improvement Integrated workload balancing and virtual switch management that doesn't require another virtual appliance to control. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Rock Solid for the most part, of course, as with any technology there are software patches required...
Anon1013 li?1414328878
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees

What do you think of XenServer?

Valuable Features: High-availability options in a cluster are good. • Improvements to My Organization: We were able to create a very inexpensive (nearly free) cluster of VM hosts. • Room for Improvement: Permissions granularity was very limited - we could not assign permissions on anything smaller than the entire cluster. Support for OS'es without paravirtualization-friendly device drivers was very limited - couldn't run some versions of Linux. • Use of Solution: 6 months • Deployment Issues: Clustered-host hardware needed to be identical, all-or-nothing permissions didn't work well for VM's owned by different teams. • Stability Issues: Lots of errors, which may or may not have been important.  It was tough to assess the health of the cluster. • Customer...


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What is XenServer?

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.

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