2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for RHEV?

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Rami Abuaus - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at Nokia Solutions
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-16T13:47:49Z
Aug 16, 2022

This product has a variety of licensing options available. However, the level of licensing, and therefore the cost of licensing, is dependent on the number of servers being utilized.

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MK
Program Manager at Tata Consultancy
Real User
2022-06-23T08:46:54Z
Jun 23, 2022

I'm not sure about the pricing. It's not an aspect I'm involved with.

EV
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-04-05T11:53:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

We have a three-year licensing agreement. They do offer a fair price. I would rate them at a four out of five in terms of value for money. There are no other fees on top of the standard licensing fee.

Amar-S - PeerSpot reviewer
Corporate Counsel at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-14T15:54:05Z
Feb 14, 2022

The price of RHEV is high. It is an open-source solution, the price should be less. The price should not be on par with a solution, such as VMware. It's not more or equal to VMware, it's less, but the difference should be more substantial. If the price starts getting too high people will start going back to pure open source products. If the prices are the same as compared to VMware, then why would they use any Red Hat solution, such as RHEV. The features, robustness, and suitability for enterprise VMware has an edge over RHEV. The price should come down.

Kshitij Singhai - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Computech Associates
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-15T14:09:05Z
Mar 15, 2021

The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable.

MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-05T21:27:09Z
Mar 5, 2021

We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.

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PA
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-05T07:24:44Z
Mar 5, 2021

We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance.

MA
Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
2020-11-12T15:05:15Z
Nov 12, 2020

I am not fully sure, but I believe we pay on a yearly basis.

LC
Project Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
Mar 19, 2020

Red Hat is easily three to five times cheaper than the nearest competitor. Our business model is slightly different. If you look at Gerome HCI, for example, the core product that we sell, it is not Red Hat based but certain components use Red Hat components, for example, sales and subscription. It would cost about $USD5,000 per year to keep that going. Instead, we charge slightly more initially, maybe $USD7,000-$8,000, and then reduce the annual support fee to maybe $USD1,000.

PJ
Associate Principal at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-16T06:56:17Z
Mar 16, 2020

The pricing is a bit expensive.

HB
Unix Linux System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-02-16T08:27:43Z
Feb 16, 2020

The solution is quite inexpensive.

JG
Engineer Developer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

We are using the free version of Red Hat.

YOUNISAL BADAWI - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure and Systems Lead with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

I would say the price is acceptable.

it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Consultant
2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
Oct 31, 2019

This is an open-source solution.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 16, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with RHEV. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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MM
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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There has to be more effort into closing the security vulnerabilities in this solution because we are facing daily attacks. We would like to have this done faster. We would like to see live-patching on the systems, without having to require a reboot. It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period. Improvements can be made to managing this solution, such as enhancements to the GUI. There should be better integration with third-party tools. Tools for scanning the hardware, such as the CPU and memory, would make life easier.
MH
Head of Solutions Architect Unit at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 23, 2019
The GUI interface needs improvement. Not 90%, but 50% or 60% of the work is done from the command line and so on, so the GUI needs work because people are looking for an easier way to manage the environment. Right now, if someone is not very familiar with Red Hat and actually is looking to add Red Hat to the environment, they have to take some training. It needs to be easier to use. The solution could use network virtualization.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 16, 2022
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering RHEV, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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MM
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 13, 2019
We are not using the most current release of this solution because from our perspective, it is not mature enough yet. Another example is that we are moving our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, which is similar to Microsoft SharePoint, to Red Hat. We have already moved all of our big data systems, as well as all of the digitalization systems to Red Hat. Our Splunk is also on Red Hat. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
MH
Head of Solutions Architect Unit at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 23, 2019
We are resellers of Red Hat. We deal with various deployment models, however, we generally deal with on-premises. I would recommend the solution. Of course, it depends on what an organization is looking for in terms of virtualization. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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