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"I have found the GUI user-friendly and having the solution be a Windows application makes it familiar to users.""The initial setup is very easy.""The most valuable feature of Hyper-V is that it's very intuitive.""The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use.""Hyper-V is much easier to deploy because Hyper-V is already installed inside Windows Server OS. You only need to turn on Hyper-V as a service, and then you can use it. The most convenient thing about Hyper-V is the operating system.""The solution has an easy setup.""Hyper-V integrates well with other Microsoft solutions.""We've probably seen a 50 percent speed increase on our SQL server. Hyper-V has also significantly reduced our downtimes with faster boot-up and reboot. If we have to reboot a server, there is maybe two or three minutes of downtime. When we were on a bare-metal server, it could be five to ten minutes due to the total boot time."

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"Customers are moving to open source and Red Hat is the leader in this particular space. I think customers feel more confident running Red Hat Virtualization than VMware.""There aren't any bugs on the solution.""It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications.""What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.""Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.""This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.""The solution makes migration easy.""The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available."

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Cons
"The solution could improve by having virtual restore.""There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager.""Security, computing balance, and taking snapshots could be improved. Features like DRS and memory ballooning could be added.""VMware has antivirus protection that covers the entire VM. If Microsoft could have something similar to this in Hyper-V, that would be great.""One of the network problems I face is I cannot introduce other security layers on top of Hyper-V as you can in VMware. When it comes to the network the VMware is more flexible than Hyper-V.""I think the setup for the Virtual Network Manager could be improved.""Hyper-V could improve the management tools.""I would like Microsoft to put more effort into the Admin Center interface and make it much easier. It is customizable, but you have to be a PowerShell expert to customize these things. That is a limitation."

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"We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.""This solution could be more secure.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability.""Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.""When we do a direct comparison, then obviously VMware does better in terms of having Fault Tolerance and doing active disaster recovery and these kind of things. This is something that can be improved within Red Hat.""In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product.""It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles.""The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."

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  • "We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money."
  • "The licensing is good for a data center environment."
  • "Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up."
  • "This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security."
  • "If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free."
  • "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."
  • "Hyper-V is cost-effective and is a one-time purchase. Microsoft has multiple licensing options available, such as a subscription model and an outside purchase model that customers can choose as per their requirements."
  • "There is a license required for this solution. I would recommend purchasing the support."
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  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
  • "We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
  • "The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    KVM is better. But let's just look at the software instead of judging. Hyper-V was a free solution from Microsoft to virtualize Server or Client OS as it is a feature on Windows Server since 2008… more »
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    One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it… more »
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    The solution is highly stable.
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    We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
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    We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can… more »
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    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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    Overview

    Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.

    Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.

    Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:

    • Create a private cloud environment or expand an existing one.
    • Optimize hardware utilization and minimize resource consumption by consolidating servers in the form of virtual machines on one physical host.
    • Improvement of business continuity.
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure creation or expansion.
    • Greater efficiency for test and development activities.

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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    Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Outsourcing Company12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Integrator20%
    Government10%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 39 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.6, while RHEV is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "It's a low-cost solution that enabled us to shrink everything down into a single server ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and IBM PowerVM, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM and Nutanix AHV. See our Hyper-V vs. RHEV report.

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