"The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable."
"It fits in well with our organization. It works and does what it says it does."
"In addition to the virtualization, the firewall and the routing functions that it provides are valuable."
"The setup is very easy."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box."
"That the product is free and still has all the features you expect is a huge benefit."
"It has a good performance and you can cluster it."
"This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products."
"I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me."
"The solution is stable."
"The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available."
"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."
"It is very stable."
"It's a scalable solution."
"The most valuable features of RHEV are all the tools, such as virtualization, management of cloud platforms, and integration of container environments. The solution has good compatibility between virtualization, content management, and cloud management. Having the full set of these tools is the advantage of it."
"A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation."
"We have only command lines for a management application to remove sites. The solution needs a proper GUI."
"The documentation in Proxmox VE could improve."
"It might be interesting to have the ability to integrate with other cloud solutions."
"There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface."
"We are using servers individually, and we are looking for a reliable application that allows us to hop between servers with high availability."
"It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are available that you can use to learn about it."
"It could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market."
"This solution could be more secure."
"RHEV can improve by keeping pace with new features and new enhancements. They should not be halted or delayed innovation because over the past quarter the enhancements have not been as fast as they have been previously."
"The documentation is not as good as it should be."
"There is not any proper documentation on the site to reference."
"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 provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services."
"While everything needs improvement in some way, I have no specifics."
"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."
"Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers. It is a powerful open-source platform and supports two virtualization technologies - KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) for virtual machines and LXC for containers. Proxmox VE has a central user interface that allows you to manage not only VMs and containers, but also storage resources, network configuration, and high availability for clusters. It is enterprise-ready and is valued for its scalability and maximum flexibility, enabling you to virtualize very demanding workloads. Proxmox VE makes it possible for you to easily install, manage, and monitor hyper-converged (HCI) data centers.
Proxmox VE Key Features
The Proxmox VE platform has many powerful features, including:
pen-source software, high-available clusters, command line, fencing, a web-based management interface, flexible storage options, REST API, live/online migration, storage replication stack, software defined storage, virtualized networking, backup and restore, two-factor authentication, role-based administration, and VM templates and clones.
Proxmox VE Benefits
Some of the biggest benefits of Proxmox VE are:
Reviews From Real Users
Here is some feedback from some of our users who are currently using the solution:
A PeerSpot user who is a director at a tech services company says, “The most valuable features of Proxmox VE are the ease of containerization. Overall the solution is generic, feature-rich, and has compatibility.”
Another PeerSpot user who is a head of IT operations at a tech services company mentions that "In addition to the virtualization, the firewall and the routing functions that it provides are valuable."
Deepen D., director and CTO at TechnoInfotech, expresses that "The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box."
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.
Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 21 reviews while RHEV is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. Proxmox VE is rated 8.6, while RHEV is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "An enterprise-level virtualization platform". Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas RHEV is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Oracle VM, Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV Virtualization. See our Proxmox VE vs. RHEV report.
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