XenServer Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of XenServer competitors and alternatives
VMware
Real User
Solutions Architect at McMillan LLP
Apr 27 2018

What is most valuable?

vCenter Appliance, DRS, HA, Update Manager and SRM help us keep our business running smoothly. Having the vCenter Appliance has allowed us to save costs on Windows licenses and have a more stable platform for managing hosts. Also having... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Has kept our business running with very little downtime and our clusters balanced with DRS/HA. We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running. It has also given us the HA capabilities for our... more»

What needs improvement?

Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client. When the next release comes out ensure all bugs/fixes are implemented as there was some pretty nasty ones on initial 6.5 release.
Oracle
Real User
Sr. Linux Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The integrated web-based management console manages resources, virtual machine templates, and virtual machine images.

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies server management. In terms of server provisioning, it only takes a few clicks of a button and a bit of install automation. The server can be delivered in less than an hour, compared to physical machines.

What needs improvement?

With our current OVM Manager version, migrating a VM from one repository to another repository was really complicated, especially editing and manually matching the configuration.
Microsoft
Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech services company
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The Failover Clustering feature allows us to be able to make our most critical workload highly available. We did not have to pay extra money for it. In Windows Servers 2016, there is Storage Spaces Direct. Although, it seems as if many of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It comes with all the features and goodies inside the box, so you do not have to purchase anything else.

What needs improvement?

I think Microsoft has answered most of the concerns of users with the release of Server 2016. Now, they can hot add NICs to the VMs. However, there is still not the ability to hot add virtual processors to running VMs.

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