2018-11-15T07:11:00Z

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


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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The costs in regards to upgrading the solution are quite high and it deters customers from changing versions. The old solution in 2012 was charging at a cost per server and the pricing was good at the time. In 2016, Microsoft upgraded the licensing, or changed the licensing scheme to per CPU within the server. Basically, if we wanted to upgrade to 2016, we would have had to pay double again for the same software. Therefore, we decided to go with another solution. The solution offers perpetual licensing.

2021-05-20T09:51:21Z
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Top 5Real User

Because we're an NGO or a charity, we get discount rates from Microsoft. The costs are not astronomical for us. To give you an example, Office 2019 would only cost 30 or 45 for us. We tend to use the on-premises version rather than the cloud version. The reason is that the subscription service works out more expensive after a few years than the on-premise version. We're not worried about having the bleeding edge stuff. We just want it to be functional.

2021-04-28T19:33:29Z
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Top 5Real User

If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free. If you have a Windows Datacenter license then you have unlimited virtual machines for free. This is much better compared to ESXi or VMware, where each virtual machine requires its own license. In the Windows Datacenter, you can have as many as you want.

2021-04-07T13:46:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our licensing fees are paid for as a package with the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. We have to pay for our data center licenses. This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security.

2021-02-20T13:53:50Z
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Top 5Real User

Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up.

2020-12-02T14:59:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing is good for a data center environment.

2020-07-28T06:50:15Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution is not as expensive as other options, for example, specifically VMware.

2020-07-05T09:37:55Z
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Top 10Real User

It's included in the windows, so not it's very expensive.

2020-06-17T10:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal 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 5Real 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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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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Top 20Real 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

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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Real 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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