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Microsoft Virtual Server is #4 ranked solution in top Application Virtualization tools. PeerSpot users give Microsoft Virtual Server an average rating of 8.6 out of 10. Microsoft Virtual Server is most commonly compared to NextAxiom HyperService: Microsoft Virtual Server vs NextAxiom HyperService.
Microsoft Virtual Server Buyer's Guide

Download the Microsoft Virtual Server Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022

What is Microsoft Virtual Server?
The most cost-effective server virtualization technology is now available as a free download. Virtual Server is a key component of any server consolidation strategy. Increase hardware utilization and cut power costs while enabling your organization to rapidly configure and deploy new servers.

Microsoft Virtual Server was previously known as Virtual Server, MS Virtual Server.

Microsoft Virtual Server Customers
Paylocity, ASELSAN, Sochi Organizing Committee, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County, Florida, Netgem, Nav Canada, The British & Irish Lions
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William Kosinetz - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
This business concept will lead you to a positive business process of managing your systems

What is most valuable?

High Availability features Performance Monitoring

How has it helped my organization?

Sussex County is envisioning the future of computing and communications technologies, anticipating a new path to business process management. Visualizing and comparing business processes that aim to improve new process techniques and deployment. Identifying business process and standardizing them through best practices and e-Business opportunities enhances efficiencies in management, operations, transparency and governance.

What needs improvement?

Virtual Network Tools Security Tools Snapshot Management

For how long have I used the solution?

7 years

Buyer's Guide
Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Virtual Server vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes Exchange 2003 issues Software License

What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and support?

Customer Service:

Very Good

Technical Support:

Very Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes Management of Virtual Enviroments

How was the initial setup?

Complex. The P2V process had some issues

What about the implementation team?


What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

CAPEX-160k OPEX-34k

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Citrix Microsoft

What other advice do I have?

This business concept will lead you to a positive business process of managing your systems.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
it_user82776 - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Net4 reaching beyond

A virtual Private Server is created by partitioning a physical server into multiple virtual servers in a way that each server is capable of running on its own as a dedicated server. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted. In terms of security VPS accounts are insulated from each other, greatly minimizing the risk of unauthorized access from hackers. Cloud Server provide the highest level of security just like a dedicated server, complete with customizable firewall protection and secure isolated disk space along with the benefit of sharing the cost of the server with other users yet reaping the benefits of the dedicated server. In the performance of the VPS 's all the resources can be regulated in the cloud server environment.One customer cannot run away with a large share of the resources.Your service will run reliably and predictably. For the Control aspects of Net4 VPS are designed for the customer looking for more control than a web hosting account but yet not ready for a dedicated server. These private servers include root access guaranteed resources,and technical support.Unlike a shared server, cloud server allows you the control of the server.You can choose the software you want to install,RAM,processor etc.The low cost factor of VPS hosting model provided by Net4 suits Small and medium companies that are looking for performance better than that offered by shared hosting,yet without the higher costs of collocation. A cloud server provides the features of a dedicated server on a machine that is a shared hardware environment. You get full server environment without sacrificing privacy or performance that too on a much lower cost as compared to having a dedicated server.

Features: 1.dedicated cloud server and complete system isolation 2. dedicated IP Addresses(es)- additional IP (additional cost -optional)

3.choice of OS ,windows,linux Cent OS

4.Connect directly using SSH,remote desktop or terminal services

5.Full root/Administrator Access over the entire Operating system

6.Instal Custom Software

7.Free 24/7/365 online support

8.VM backup and restore

9.On demand memory and space up gradation

10. 99.9 percent uptime

11.Protected by enterprise firewall/intrusion Prevention appliances and VLAN

12.Control panel support for eg. CPanel, Plesk (optional with cost)

13. MSSQL std/Ent/workgroup/web/MYSQL Enterprise database (optional with additional cost)

These are some of the features I see Net4 delivering, it may be accustomed to certain changes if problems arise in the deployment segment but it is very well structured in a way to counter any problems being encountered. NET4 is an Indian company with a net worth of 85million US dollars yearly dealing with providing suitable cloud and IT services in South East Asia.

Security is a burden here but you may check out the virtualising softwares such as Citrix and MS-hypervisor-V and install it to run alongside NET4's hypervisors,just to beef up security.

Trevor Gankarch

Cloud Engineer, Papua New Guinea

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
Buyer's Guide
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. Microsoft Virtual Server
September 2022
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634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
it_user3870 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager of Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
Start to virtualise your infrastructure

Valuable Features:

The ability to add more resources to a virtual server, in a few mouse clicks is amazing!Virtual servers are very handy to use when testing applications/software before deploying them into a live environment. If something goes wrong, the server is easily replaceable with little effort i.e. using snapshots to revert back to a previous point in time.A virtual server is just a large file that is stored on a physical disk. Which means, once you have built a virtual server, it can be copied/moved anywhere. Making backup very easy to achieve.

Room for Improvement:

There are no doubts virtual servers can be very useful but there are also several important disadvantages that you should be aware of, With a physical server things are less complicated, you do not have to have expert knowledge in server virtualisation. Some versions of Windows operating systems do no run well on a virtual platform, such as XP and WIndows 2003 - even with integration tools installed. One major problem is - If you have forgotten a password for the only user account on a virtual server, you wont be able to plug in a password reset disk - it will have to rebuilt. (Or restored from a backup if you have one!)

Other Advice:

Anyone that has not looked into virtualisation needs to. The benefits are endless, we have been running virtual machines since 2007 and since then our infrastructure has become more efficient and reliable.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user