"I've found the following features to be the most valuable: user personalization layer, app layering, provisioning, and notification services for integration between different domains."
"The continued uptime of our virtual machines is good."
"Scripting can automate procedures."
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"Citrix Hypervisor integrates easily and I can manage the infrastructure better. If I need to take a machine down to expand the hard drive, I do not have to physically be here. I do not need to order new equipment or new hard drives. I can shut it down, increase the drive space and bring it back up."
"Citrix Hypervisor is quick to deploy and easy to manage."
"The most valuable features are being able to host many virtual machines and being able to patch machines."
"The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days."
"If you prefer command-line, there are all kinds of command-line options."
"I like that it's easy to manage. It's also more powerful when it comes to security than others. That point of view is the one consideration. The other consideration is that it's cost-effective."
"This solution is open source and easy to configure."
"The GUI interface makes the management of KVM easier than ever before."
"KVM is stable."
"I have found KVM to be scalable."
"Good screen and keyboard sharing feature."
"Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall."
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization."
"You need a licensed account to look up technical support."
"I find that the features in Citrix Hypervisor are not as rich as with VMware. It would be a benefit if they had some of the other features VMware has, such as the ability to expand a drive on the fly. You do not have to take down the machine to do it but in Citrix you do."
"Citrix Hypervisor is expensive if you get it as a stand-alone product, so this is one area for improvement. Its price could be cheaper. We also found other areas for improvement in Citrix Hypervisor, for example, we can't use SCIM provisioning, and there are limitations to the size of the HDD. Another area for improvement is the pass-through storage, in particular the removable storage, because that also has limitations where you can't connect to the drive if it is more than one TB."
"The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions."
"Live migration is something that can be improved."
"Citrix could provide more tools to help the client manage the solution because we need to build our own tools in some cases. Everything is available through PowerShell, but then you need to build your own scripts to do the more advanced work."
"There are some issues with the graphics and some software that is very complex."
"Business continuity features need to be added."
"Monitoring and resolution could be improved."
"Technical support could be better. In the next release, I would like to see an improved user interface and dashboard. This type of improvement will make it easy or help our engineers understand the solution from a requirement point of view."
"Lacks high availability across clusters as well as support for Apache CloudStack."
"I have previously used VMware and KVM is easier to use. However, they both have their strengths depending on their use cases. They are mostly equal. One of VMware's advantages is it has better support."
"One thing that maybe could be improved is making it easier to scale. It needs to be more clear on how to scale the storage space for virtual machines."
"In our setup, we do not have any dashboards or orchestration, and it is hard to manage. We have 25 gig network cards, but the software driver we have only supported 10 gigs."
Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 17 reviews while KVM is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while KVM is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of KVM writes "Stable, easy to set up, and very easy to use". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas KVM is most compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. KVM report.
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