"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
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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