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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) is easy to set up from both an IT perspective and a user perspective. Being a cloud-based virtual desktop, you have all your data, programs. and workflows accessible from anywhere with a simple download and sign-in. IT management is just as easy. Security, network, permissions, they're all easy to control from Amazon WorkSpaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

I believe it's an excellent solution for any scenario which requires virtualization. The only scenario where it might not be the best solution would be in building out a cloud infrastructure - you could certainly integrate RHEV for something like that but I think that either OpenStack or CloudStack might be a better solution for building cloud environments.
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.4
Management console
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.2
Live virtual machine backup
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.1
Live virtual machine migration
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.5
Hypervisor-level security
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.8

Pros

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Amazon WorkSpaces provides us with total control over our employee/consultant workstations.
  • We can spin up new workstations in minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHEV can acquire user and group information from an Active Directory service without a great deal of confusing configuration.
  • RHEV management is browser-based and can be accessed from any platform.
  • Online Snapshot capability, provides a better redundancy than vsphere.
Ian Neveu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • At the moment, I have no complaints about this service. I've used other VM software for years, and this is by far the simplest and easiest I've tried.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Ran into a regression when updating firmware for IGEL
  • Desktop froze and became non responsive on a few occasions.
  • Server crashed and took down all the clients in the Thin setup.
Emile Swarts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS support in general is pretty good, and WorkSpaces is no exception. We haven't had too much need for support but on the occasion we have, they've been quick to respond and helpful. Our issues have been resolved rapidly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces has been a simpler experience for me. I've used multiple versions of VMware (hosted and installed) and each has their positives and negatives. Amazon WorkSpaces just works. I've never had performance issues, persistence issues, or really any issues with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

VMware ESXi is a more mature technology, as it has been around for a longer period of time. However, automating ESXi installations requires hacking OEM media and an intense amount of knowledge of how ESXi operates under the hood. The WebUI and associated functionality for ESXi is more stable than RHEV, however ESXi does not support open-source community projects such as Gluster, Cinder, or Glance natively and relies on HW RAID, NAS, or SAN to achieve high availability. Additionally ESXi licenses tend to be more expensive than using RHEV or it's freely available sibling oVirt.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Managing VMs is easier than before.
  • AWS pricing is quite competitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Replacement costs are high for employee PC hardware and such a product has helped cut down costs and will continue to do so once deployed across more departments
  • Increased availability and manageability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$21.001
Maximum Price$140.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$999.001
Premium$1,499.001
  1. Per Year Per Hypervisor
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
10.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.6

Support Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)
9.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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