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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Virtual Machines

Easy way to utilise development of applications inside of the MS eco-system. Also enables integration into a pre-existing billing structure on Microsoft cloud
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

Azure Virtual Machines
7.9
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Azure Virtual Machines
7.4
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.4
Management console
Azure Virtual Machines
7.1
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.2
Live virtual machine backup
Azure Virtual Machines
9.4
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.1
Live virtual machine migration
Azure Virtual Machines
7.6
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.5
Hypervisor-level security
Azure Virtual Machines
8.2
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.8

Pros

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Testing and developing
  • Maintaining small and medium databases
  • Maintaining low and medium traffic web servers
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

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Provisioning of the VM becomes slow while adding a customized script.
Nishant Arora | 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

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines 8.7
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 VM is more complicated, but provides the same scale of services
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

Azure Virtual Machines

  • The pay as you go model helps saves cost.
  • We segregate the virtual machines in different resource groups and hence can setup auto shutdown as per their type and requirement.
Nishant Arora | 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

Azure Virtual Machines

General

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

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

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

Azure Virtual Machines
7.9
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.6

Support Rating

Azure Virtual Machines
8.7
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

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