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"We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.""The most valuable feature is that it's an end-to-end solution.""There are two very good things about this product including licensing and stability.""It's good for what it does. If you have a small or medium-scale acclimatization, it's an excellent solution.""I find that most of the competition is more or less the same. However, Hyper-V is, when you compare it to the older platforms like VMware, a little bit more advanced at this stage.""The support with Microsoft is great.""I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product.""The solution has an easy setup."

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"The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.""A valuable feature of PowerVM is a feature that is used for higher availability plus stream for posting, which is very useful. There's a flash copy feature which we are using. PowerVM itself, I know, helps us to control and manage our Oracle licensing compliance, since it is our hardware partitioning. This is very important. If you use VMware, there will be a licensing issue. This PowerVM is a hardware partitioner, which is very important for license compliance. We are happy with this solution.""It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.""Technical support is great.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.""Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool.""The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and you can assign adapters to a VM."

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Cons
"Hyper-V could improve the management tools.""The product can be a bit difficult to use.""Traditional architecture, such as converged infrastructure, should be done away with""The operating system is very, very heavy.""Failure capabilities are insufficient for disaster recovery.""It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration.""The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement.""It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready."

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"The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""The performance should be improved.""To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.""This solution is lacking the ability to have servers act as a cluster, such as in VMware. IBM has come out with a feature similar to VMware's vCenter but it is not as mature. They need to add LPM shared-nothing feature, such as in vMotion.""If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better.""I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.""The licensing could be better.""I don't know whether this has been trialed already, but IBM should give us an alert when we reach seven or eight failovers so that we can automatically switch it to manual mode. That would be great because if we cross the 10-day licensing limit, we have to pay a hefty license cost to Oracle. If IBM could view that feature, it would be helpful in license compliance."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project."
  • "The license cost is bundled with IBM Power Systems as it is limited to RISC-based IBM systems only."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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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    IBM Power hardware is designed to maximize I/O while still providing flexibility when it comes to virtualization. When running IBM Power hardware, vs another vendors hardware, the same hardware… more »
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    The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and… more »
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    The pricing is too high. there are other options on the market that are priced at less of a cost. IBM needs to begin to compete with them a bit more.
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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.
    Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.
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    Sample Customers
    Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
    Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage
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    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
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    Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 39 reviews while IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.6, while IBM PowerVM is rated 8.8. 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 IBM PowerVM writes "Faster performance per core without increasing Oracle license compliance and better scalability ". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Odin Virtuozzo Containers, whereas IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM. See our Hyper-V vs. IBM PowerVM report.

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