"Hyper-V is much easier to deploy because Hyper-V is already installed inside Windows Server OS. You only need to turn on Hyper-V as a service, and then you can use it. The most convenient thing about Hyper-V is the operating system."
"We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware."
"The most valuable features are ease of use, and it gets the job done in a straightforward manner."
"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 initial setup was straightforward. It was easy to install."
"This is the best solution for customers with budget constraints."
"The initial setup is simple. There's not much to do. We input one command or just one or two clicks on the UI. Initial setup in the Windows environment for any software is not that difficult."
"I have found the GUI user-friendly and having the solution be a Windows application makes it familiar to users."
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network."
"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."
"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."
"It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues."
"The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature."
"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."
"Technical support is great."
"It would be nice if they provided a free management console that we could use to manage all of the hosts for no additional fee."
"The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement."
"The backup site could be better. We used to face a lot of issues, and we are looking to solve that now. We are in the process of moving all the infrastructure to the cloud. It could also use more integration on the management part. We also need more integration on the monitoring sites."
"Hyper-V could improve the management tools."
"In general, based on my little experience with Hyper-V, I see a lot of obstacles. I think it falls behind the other competitors."
"There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager."
"It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready."
"One of the network problems I face is I cannot introduce other security layers on top of Hyper-V as you can in VMware. When it comes to the network the VMware is more flexible than Hyper-V."
"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."
"A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors."
"The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement."
"I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud."
"The licensing could be better."
"The performance should be improved."
"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."
"To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager."
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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