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Azure Virtual Machines

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure Virtual Machines ranks higher in 1 feature set: Server Virtualization

Server Virtualization

8.3

Azure Virtual Machines

83%
7.7

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

77%
Azure Virtual Machines ranks higher in 4/5 features

Virtual machine automated provisioning

8.4
84%
23 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Management console

8.0
80%
21 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Live virtual machine backup

8.4
84%
19 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Live virtual machine migration

8.5
85%
16 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Hypervisor-level security

8.2
82%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Virtual Machines is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Azure Virtual Machines

87%
23 Ratings
6.7

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

67%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

Azure Virtual Machines

74%
3 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Virtual Machines

Complex tasks in Azure VM can be done easily as it can be scaled whenever required and also since the cost is very low, it can still be auto-de-scaled whenever required, thus saving huge physical cost burden. Other scenarios based on my experience when Azure Virtual Machines is well suited are when Load Balancing is required, During Backup, Restorations, and location Preference. Sharing of any File or Uploading by accessing internal SharePoint network locations is made flexible.
Md Imtiaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

RHEV is well suited for organizations that need a cost-effective and flexible solution for their environment. As its vendor-independent software, easily install on any type of hardware. RHEV provides a GUI interface to manage the software, which makes the management of the software easier for the end-user. RHEV is best for non-production or less critical applications. RHEV can be easily integrated with other REDHAT software.
Naveen Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Virtual Machines

  • When demand is high, we scale the service out, eg During a Football Match.
  • When a football match is over and the throughput of data from OPTA drops we save by the service scaling back in.
  • Our App Service Plans along with the Clean C# code are lightening fast giving a good customer experience.
  • When producing the TV Guide information and a program overruns its scheduled time, a client can instantly be updated to the new programming schedule as our change is instant and its in the right place for all the clients to download and adjust their television guides appropriately to send out to the public giving a 24x7 uptime service that is precise and accurate and resilient to outages due to failover zones around the world.
Allan Allitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHV issues/bugs can be reported via Bugzilla to RH support. The service is great and typically responds soon.
  • Red Hat distribution integration is seamless as it is integrated into the kernel.
  • OpenStack support enables more customized VM templates and network configuration control.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Pricing can be a concern if you are truly agnostic to which cloud you are building your particular solution in.
  • The UI, as is the case with any cloud provider, is crowded.
  • As with any cloud provider, it can be difficult to tune in exactly the right amount of servers for your needs...you might find yourself under/overprovisioning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • 1- RHVM API is pretty slow, especially after creating a VM it is not possible to retrieve the VM details (i.e VM's MAC Address) fast enough, where we need to place a pause in our Ansible Playbook, make the automation process slow.
  • 2- RHV is still using collected to monitor the hypervisors which is deviating from Red Hat policy for other RHEL based applications to use PCP to monitor, which is richer in features.
  • 3- It will be great if it is possible to patch the hypervisors using other tools such as satellite and not only via RHVM.
  • 4- In the past Red Hat used to present patches in the z release (i.e. 4.3.z), and features in the y release (i.e 4. y), but starting from 4.4 that is mixed together wherein the Z release you get both patches and features, that is not good because that requires a lot of time to test when we patch as it includes features as well.
  • 5- Engineering team has to be more reactive when new feature is requested.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Virtual Machines

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,038 Per Hour

Azure Virtual Machines Editions & Modules

Edition
Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01041
Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01251
Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0161
3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00381
3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03071
3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03691
3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04811
1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07531
1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00591
1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.05481
1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.051
Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00751
Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.08461
Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0961
Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.1261
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

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

Starting Price

$999 Per Year Per Hypervisor

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Editions & Modules

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

Support Rating

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines 7.4
Based on 3 answers
I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines have a very good interactive and robust bonding with Azure API Management. The pre-integrated APIs help us to a very huge extent by serving our use cases. We have never faced any issues or errors while working with Azure API Management. The API response and the API request processing have very less delay and this helps us in providing faster resolutions to our users and customers.
Abhinavan Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

RHEV is an excellent product, includes more features, is less expensive, and has rock solid reliability and is backed with the best Red Hat Support in the industry. RHEV uses KVM under the hood which is used by all the big players in the industry (AWS, Rackspace, etc) to lower their overall costs and improve efficiency and profits and that's why RHEV is an excellent solution!
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Virtual Machines

  • It's so easy to spin up new instances, that it becomes also to easy to have to many of them to manage. Many teams end up with a couple of hundreds of VMs after a short while, making the whole thing very hard to maneuver
  • Azure VMs are the next step for us to rely on Onprem servers, and leaving the management of the infrastructure to the professionals
  • The ease of use, is also important when our main focus is to deliver new applications and integrations fast, and not having to worry about infrastructure. We sell bottles, not CPUs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHEV has provided a positive ROI as our customers are not experiencing as many outages during maintenances.
  • We have not experienced any catastrophic failures as a result of vsphere losing connection to the ntp.
  • There has been a level of stability in our environment that was not previously experienced with our previous vendor.
Ian Neveu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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