2018-11-15T07:11:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Hyper-V?


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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5Real User

Do not immediately think of massive SANs and expensive servers. Instead, start small then evaluate and test properly to understand how workloads are treated. Microsoft, with Server 2019, gives you a massive number of tools to do this cost-effectively.

2019-07-18T11:04:00Z
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Real User

The pricing and licensing is fine.

2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
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Real User

The Hyper-V pricing and licensing are very good.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Real User

The pricing and licensing is pretty good.

2018-12-19T09:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I wish the licensing was simpler and allowed for a greater number of VMs with the Microsoft standard licensing. Overall I think it's fair. The pricing is definitely fair.

2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
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Real User

The price is quite fair. It is not too expensive.

2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
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Real User

I do not have experience with pricing or licensing of the product.

2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
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Real User

This product costs less than other competitor products on the market.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The licensing of this solution is quite easy because the basic server of Hyper-V is free because it is included in the server license.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is okay, but, when you start mixing other environments it becomes quite tricky.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Consultant

I think it is expensive. I think if they want it to be more competitive, they should lower the price.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

We have an agreement with Microsoft so this came with the solution. The pricing is okay for us.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

I do not have experience with the licensing of the product.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

I use the free version of Hyper-V.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

The pricing is not an issue for us because we have a licensing agreement with Microsoft. So we are given an 80% discount.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

The licensing is pretty straightforward.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Consultant

The pricing is competitive, and a bit less than other options on the market.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

The pricing isn't too bad, because you can do the bare metal hyper-visor, and it is pretty fair. Other competitors are more expensive.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

It is free for us so that was a prime factor for choosing this solution.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem. We did not spend much time looking at other products, though.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Consultant

We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

Microsoft should have not required a data center license for the new feature of Storage Spaces Direct. There is a new feature that comes with Hyper-V called "Storage Spaces Direct" What that storage does, it allows you to use the storage in host A and use the storage in host B, and make them work together like they're one shared storage array. The computers don't know that they're putting data on server A or B. To them, it looks like one big pool of disks. Before, we used to have to buy a separate storage array, external to the servers, and tie the servers to that array. But this new feature that comes with Hyper-V let's us use the storage inside the servers, it saves money. But Microsoft tacked on a higher price for their software to use that feature, and that was just terrible. We would be using that feature more if it did not demand a data center license.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

I do not have any comments about pricing or licensing of the product.

2018-11-15T07:11:00Z
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