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IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Review about Hyper-V

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for test virtualization.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Hyper-V is ease to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution needs to improve the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Hyper-V can scale well. We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but it could improve by being faster.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not easy and it took approximately two days.

What about the implementation team?

We needed to have a consultant…

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for test virtualization.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of Hyper-V is ease to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution needs to improve the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Hyper-V can scale well.

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but it could improve by being faster.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not easy and it took approximately two days.

What about the implementation team?

We needed to have a consultant for the implementation. We have two administrators and one manager that does the maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license required for this solution. I would recommend purchasing the support.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Hyper-V a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Thendo Ndzimeni
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
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Top 20
User-friendly, stable, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for managing our virtual infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use. All you have to do is mount the VM and start it.

What needs improvement?

There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Hyper-V for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is generally good, although it depends on the size of your workload.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability really depends on how much you want to expand.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good and they're able to…

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for managing our virtual infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use. All you have to do is mount the VM and start it.

What needs improvement?

There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Hyper-V for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is generally good, although it depends on the size of your workload.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability really depends on how much you want to expand.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good and they're able to easily assist you.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is good for a data center environment.

What other advice do I have?

Hyper-V is a product that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Willy Marcelo Maurer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL
Real User
Top 20
A virtualization solution with good support for legacy systems
Pros and Cons
  • "Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions"
  • "We have our scientific network, and it's run off the university sever, and we need two servers to optimize our scientific work, such as the mathematics work. Then you have to work with Python and Java, and Microsoft isn't the best option for this kind of work"

What is our primary use case?

In our administration, we don't have new computers or new servers, but we want to optimize our scientific work. We're using it with two devices for scientific work and administration work.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions.

What needs improvement?

We have our scientific network, and it's run off the university sever, and we need two servers to optimize our scientific work, such as the mathematics work. Then you have to work with Python and Java, and the Microsoft Windows desktop system isn't the best option for this kind of work. Use the Hyper-V as your basic layer, for binding and administration of the systems to the hardware. In the virtualization yo can combined the best of Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft an eight.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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Straightforward installation, but lacking stability

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for hardware virtualization.

What needs improvement?

I have found it difficult to manage more than one virtual machine.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hyper-V for approximately seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is not as stable as VMware and should be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 20 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that consists of an administrator, network administrator, managers, and system administrator that does the maintenance and support of the solution.

What

What is our primary use case?

We use Hyper-V for hardware virtualization.

What needs improvement?

I have found it difficult to manage more than one virtual machine.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hyper-V for approximately seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Hyper-V is not as stable as VMware and should be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 20 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that consists of an administrator, network administrator, managers, and system administrator that does the maintenance and support of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Hyper-V a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Walmik Wankhede
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement

What is our primary use case?

We have installed a domain controller in Hyper-V, also managing arbitrator for SimpliVity.  We are using it for HPE SimpliVity.           

How has it helped my organization?

We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.       

What is most valuable?

Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement. It's the same disk size we also use.                

What needs improvement?

It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.                   

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V for two years. 

What is our primary use case?

We have installed a domain controller in Hyper-V, also managing arbitrator for SimpliVity.  We are using it for HPE SimpliVity.           

How has it helped my organization?

We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.       

What is most valuable?

Memory size is increased and reduced as per requirement. It's the same disk size we also use.                

What needs improvement?

It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.                   

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Hyper-V for two years. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Associate designer
Real User
Top 10
Intuitive product that's easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Hyper-V is that it's very intuitive.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is very simple, and you can follow along without any documentation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

With Hyper-V, you don't have any issues about making license payments as it's a Microsoft product.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Hyper-V is that it's very intuitive.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is very simple, and you can follow along without any documentation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

With Hyper-V, you don't have any issues about making license payments as it's a Microsoft product.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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