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Hyper-V Valuable Features

KE
IT Director at HOMELAND TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC

Hyper-V is more cost-effective for the size of our business One of the Hyper-V's biggest advantages over VMware is the cost. We are a small business, so Hyper-V allowed us to virtualize everything we need without breaking the bank.

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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The solution's ease of use is the most important feature. It is very easy to use and implement. 

It has very good fail-over features. You can have servers running in a fail-over cluster and whenever one server fails, you can migrate the workloads to the second one. This is also a very important feature to avoid service downtime or to minimize it at the very least.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward for the most part.

Microsoft has documentation that is easy to find, helpful, and readily available. 

The stability is pretty good.

The solution can scale.

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Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is actually very low on resources. It doesn't use many resources. It is also very easy to tailor. You can change things like the amount of memory and storage on the fly. 

It is very stable and reliable. I like its replication feature, which is very good. It is also very easy to move the virtual machines across push servers without any difficulty. 

Its performance is also very good. Now with this pandemic, a lot of workers are working from home. A lot of workers have been using laptops as their desktop computers, and they would remote into a virtual PC. There is no difficulty, and they can't tell the difference between this and the real one. It is much easier to manage.

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Resident Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We have a cluster with storage space direct in Hyper-V, and we have virtual networking as well, so we are using all of the features except for Credential Guard, Host Guardian, and a few other things. We are not using these types of Hyper-V solutions because we don't need them.

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PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions

There are two very good things about this product including licensing and stability. 

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Senior System Engineer at avian Technologies (pvt) ltd

I like that Hyper-V is like a virtual environment. I like to use VMware because of the resource requirements. In Sri Lanka, most of the customers use the Hyper-V GUI. When installing the interface with the Windows version, we also install the Hyper-V feature on the server. This is because they require more features and memory. There are so many features that they have embedded in Hyper-V that are useful.

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AK
Project Engineer at ASE Group Global

The solution has an easy setup.

The pricing is pretty good.

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Vmware Administrator at Intertech

This is the best solution for customers with budget constraints. 

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GS
IT Operations Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees

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. 

I like the System Center part of it, the System Center VMM, where you can manage all the stuff together in the orchestrator and those kinds of things. That was not really available when we looked at Proxmox and other options.

Microsoft's got the better deployment tools like MBT and conflict manager, which is not in the other platform.

For me, the initial setup was very easy.

The solution has been very stable.

The scalability on offer is good.

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TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very powerful, easy to use, user-friendly, and integrates well with Windows. If you are looking for a hundred percent Microsoft environment it would be a good idea to go with Hyper-V. They work wonderfully together.

There are a lot more features and is easier to use compared to previous releases. They were using PowerCLI for the management but now it is all GUI-based which has made it a lot easier to use.

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JK
CEO at ICES International

Most clients are using Microsoft solutions. I prefer customers to use Hyper-V because Hyper-V is mostly integrated with Microsoft solutions. For example, when you have Hyper-V, it doesn't make sense to pay more for another license to buy VMware. For me, it's a waste.

With the Windows data center, I can have an infinite number of virtual machines. In the past, VMware was very important maybe 8 or 10 years ago, but with Hyper-V it has navigation ability and it's integrated with Windows Viptela 16 for free. People want navigation and high availability. All these features are included with Hyper-V for free when you have a license of Windows Server.

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IT Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I would say that it's easy to use, and cost-effective. These are the two major factors why we like Hyper-V. I would say VMware ESX is the best, but Microsoft Hyper-V also is very good. It's easy to use and it's cost-effective compared to ESX.

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IJ
User at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

Both Hyper-V and VMware have similar features, including network utilization. 

The solution allows us to take advantage of our physical environment. We save on cost and computing. It has good performance when compared with the physical, normal, traditional way of computing. The VMs are easy to deploy and to manage from a central administration portal, in respect of managing the workloads. 

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KS
Manager IT

The initial setup is very easy.

The scalability is okay.

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ZA
IT Infrastructure at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The performance is very good.

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MF
Manager

The product is a great option for enterprise-level organizations.

The solution comes in many languages. We can have it set up in Portuguese, for example. 

The interface is quite good.

The setup is pretty straightforward. 

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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is that it's an end-to-end solution.

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MY
Chief Executive Officer at Infoview Limited

I like that Hyper-V comes for free with Windows Server. You don't need to buy the license, and you only have to pay for the management aspect in System Center.

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Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Creating virtual machines is really straightforward. Possibility of changing virtual disk size is very helpful. The simplicity of the interface can be confusing because it really provides some advanced options.

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AV
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that it's easy to use.

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LM
Technology Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hyper-V integrates well with other Microsoft solutions.

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YA
VP Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are ease of use, and it gets the job done in a straightforward manner.

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RM
Director Of Services Nicaragua at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is easy to configure.

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CS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We test the installation and then we roll it back and retest it.

It's really just a small part of what we do, so I was looking for something that would get the job done and it met all the requirements at very little cost.

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MD
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I have found the GUI user-friendly and having the solution be a Windows application makes it familiar to users.

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NT
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

The ease of use of Hyper-V is the most valuable feature.

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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is very easy to install. It can be done in a day.

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AY
IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

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

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Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services

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.

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Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL

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

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Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

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

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JS
Associate designer

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

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Learn what your peers think about Hyper-V. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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