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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NVIDIA GRID vPC

Nvidia GRID is the only real ready-made hardware solution available for streaming game services, 3D graphics acceleration in Virtual Desktop Infrastructures, and 3D enhanced streaming apps. Grid is also great for processing large quantities of small data-sets, such as financial, trading, science, astronomy, and much more. Grid is also well known for digital currency mining, such as Bitcoin.
Craig Nash | 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

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

Pros

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • Streaming Game Services.
  • Dedicated graphics processing form virtual desktop infrastructures, allowing the use of Photoshop, CAD, Video Editing, and more.
  • Enhanced computing & processing of data thay consists of large amounts of smaller data sets.
  • Financial based calculations.
Craig Nash | 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

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • The cost for Nvidia GRID capable hardware is still very high, but is & has been dropping fairly rapidly.
  • Latency is a large problem for "interaction" based systems (Gaming, remote desktop use) and requires high-speed data, and hosting close to the client.
  • No real solutions for smaller businesses, but cloud hosting providers like SoftLayer are beginning to offer affordable hosted grid-capable environments.
Craig Nash | 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

Alternatives Considered

NVIDIA GRID vPC

Nvidia invented the graphics processor, and continues to provide high quality products, even in a new industry
Craig Nash | 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

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • Allows us to simplify all of our VDI designs, as power users can be managed like all other cloud users, instead of requiring individual systems.
  • Provides a way of offering a substantial processing increase for computing/calculations over and above what additional CPUs could offers.
  • Offers the only "ready-made" solution for on-demand gaming services, after Sony purchased OnLive, and provides an affordable method for startups to enter the Industry.
Craig Nash | 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

NVIDIA GRID vPC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NVIDIA GRID vPC
9.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.6

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