XenServer Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 16 2016

What is most valuable?

Stability of the Hypervisor, DRS, and HA are some of the more valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

VMWare (and any virtualization platform) completely changes the way an organization functions. The way you investment in hardware is done from a completely different perspective, in that an initial capital investment is required, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing I can think of. For a while, allowing for HA without shared storage was a missing feature, but as of 5.1, VMware introduced that feature.
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Oracle
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Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

I think the most intriguing thing about Oracle VM is it's an enterprise-grade hypervisor. So it handles all the virtualization, and it's free. You don't hear the word Oracle and Free a lot, but there's a lot of stuff at Oracle that is free... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloning VMs helps a ton, especially when interface into EM, so users can build their own sandbox environmentnt, complete with WebLogic AND Database

What needs improvement?

What features would I like to see in Oracle VM in future releases? I can think of a ton of them. Some of them are just coming out. Better disaster recovery, though they just introduced a new technology called Oracle VM Site Guard that's... more»
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Microsoft
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 24 2016

What is most valuable?

It's scalable and stable. Working on Hyper-V is a wonderful experience. It supports our systems in parallel, providing us results that meet our needs. Moreover, providing more and more new features everyday such as Live Migration, CSV and so... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main improvement to our organization is its scalability and the ability to support our system by running our applications simultaneously. It ultimately helps us with customer satisfactions and productivity, Failover clustering is another... more»

What needs improvement?

The networking component of the setup needs to be less complex.I have one physical server with four built in LAN ports (NIC1, NIC2, NIC3 & NIC4) and I want three more VMs on it. In order to distribute the traffic load, I want to assign... more»
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Red Hat
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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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KVM
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Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jul 24 2016

What is most valuable?

KVM runs virtualized guests with its own kernel, which is very important to me.

How has it helped my organization?

I mainly use it for customer projects, as KVM allows running virtualized environments for free in a very efficient way. Furthermore, it is an open source solution so modifying the code is possible. One might think that this is never necessary... more»

What needs improvement?

Setting KVM up and running it with dozens of parameters can be annoying. However, there is a control interface called Virsh (and also a GUI called virt-manager) which allows running KVM guests with a simple config file.

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