Most Commonly Comparedto Hyper-V

Best Hyper-V Alternatives for Small Businesses

Proxmox VE

Score 9.4 out of 10

Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open source server virtualization management solution based on QEMU/KVM and LXC. Users can manage virtual machines, containers, highly available clusters, storage and networks via a web interface or CLI. Proxmox VE code is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. The project is developed and maintained by Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Score 9.2 out of 10

Open source, cross-platform, virtualization software that enables developers to deliver code faster by running multiple operating systems on a single device, used to deploy applications on-premises and to the cloud. Oracle VM VIrtualBox is Oracle's cross-platform virtualization offering, acquired with Sun Microsystems in early 2010. The software was originally developed by Innotek GmbH.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console

Popular Integrations

VMware Workstation Pro

Score 9.1 out of 10

VMware Workstation Pro is virtualization software which allows running multiple x86-based operating systems on one PC. Users can run Windows, Linux and BSD virtual machines on a Windows or Linux desktop.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine backup

Popular Integrations

Azure Virtual Machines

Score 8.4 out of 10

Virtual Machines (VMs) are available on Microsoft Azure, providing what is built as a low-cost, per-second compute service, available via Windows or Linux.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

DigitalOcean Droplets

Score 9.2 out of 10

DigitalOcean's Droplets is designed to help the user spin up a virtual machine in just 55 seconds. Standard, General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, or Memory-Optimized configurations provide flexibility to build, test, and grow an app from startup to scale.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the DigitalOcean Droplets

Popular Integrations

XenServer

Score 7.1 out of 10

XenServer (formerly Citrix Hypervisor) is a virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

Higher Rated Features

  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Best Hyper-V Alternatives for Medium-sized Companies

VMware vSOM (discontinued)

Score 10.0 out of 10

VSOM from VMware was a solution that delivered vSphere server virtualization, and also added capacity management and performance monitoring features. It is discontinued as of February 2019. Users were migrated to VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware vRealize Operations Standard.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the VMware vSOM (discontinued)

Popular Integrations

Proxmox VE

Score 9.4 out of 10

Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open source server virtualization management solution based on QEMU/KVM and LXC. Users can manage virtual machines, containers, highly available clusters, storage and networks via a web interface or CLI. Proxmox VE code is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. The project is developed and maintained by Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Score 9.2 out of 10

Open source, cross-platform, virtualization software that enables developers to deliver code faster by running multiple operating systems on a single device, used to deploy applications on-premises and to the cloud. Oracle VM VIrtualBox is Oracle's cross-platform virtualization offering, acquired with Sun Microsystems in early 2010. The software was originally developed by Innotek GmbH.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console

Popular Integrations

Scale Computing Platform

Score 9.4 out of 10
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Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HyperCore software promises to eliminate traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. The vendor says that, using patented HyperCore™ technology, the SC//HyperCore self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and…

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the Scale Computing Platform

Popular Integrations

IBM Power servers

Score 9.1 out of 10

The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the IBM Power servers

Popular Integrations

VMware Workstation Pro

Score 9.1 out of 10

VMware Workstation Pro is virtualization software which allows running multiple x86-based operating systems on one PC. Users can run Windows, Linux and BSD virtual machines on a Windows or Linux desktop.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine backup

Popular Integrations

VMware ESXi

Score 8.9 out of 10

A bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly onto a physical server. With direct access to and control of underlying resources, VMware ESXi partitions hardware to consolidate applications and cut costs.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

VMware vSphere

Score 8.9 out of 10

An enterprise workload platform, vSphere is used to improve the performance for a data center. It is used to boost operational efficiency, supercharge workload performance, and accelerate innovation.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Oracle Linux

Score 8.9 out of 10

Oracle Linux, which is application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is free to download, use, and share. There is no license cost, no need for a contract, and no usage audits. 24/7 enterprise-grade support is available for business critical environments. A single support offering includes virtualization, management, HA, and cloud native computing tools such as Kubernetes and Kata Containers, along with the Linux operating system. The vendor states that as the only Linux…

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the Oracle Linux

Popular Integrations

Azure Virtual Machines

Score 8.4 out of 10

Virtual Machines (VMs) are available on Microsoft Azure, providing what is built as a low-cost, per-second compute service, available via Windows or Linux.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Best Hyper-V Alternatives for Enterprises

VMware vSOM (discontinued)

Score 10.0 out of 10

VSOM from VMware was a solution that delivered vSphere server virtualization, and also added capacity management and performance monitoring features. It is discontinued as of February 2019. Users were migrated to VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware vRealize Operations Standard.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the VMware vSOM (discontinued)

Popular Integrations

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Score 9.2 out of 10

Open source, cross-platform, virtualization software that enables developers to deliver code faster by running multiple operating systems on a single device, used to deploy applications on-premises and to the cloud. Oracle VM VIrtualBox is Oracle's cross-platform virtualization offering, acquired with Sun Microsystems in early 2010. The software was originally developed by Innotek GmbH.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console

Popular Integrations

IBM Power servers

Score 9.1 out of 10

The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the IBM Power servers

Popular Integrations

VMware Workstation Pro

Score 9.1 out of 10

VMware Workstation Pro is virtualization software which allows running multiple x86-based operating systems on one PC. Users can run Windows, Linux and BSD virtual machines on a Windows or Linux desktop.

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine backup

Popular Integrations

VMware ESXi

Score 8.9 out of 10

A bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly onto a physical server. With direct access to and control of underlying resources, VMware ESXi partitions hardware to consolidate applications and cut costs.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

VMware vSphere

Score 8.9 out of 10

An enterprise workload platform, vSphere is used to improve the performance for a data center. It is used to boost operational efficiency, supercharge workload performance, and accelerate innovation.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

Oracle Linux

Score 8.9 out of 10

Oracle Linux, which is application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is free to download, use, and share. There is no license cost, no need for a contract, and no usage audits. 24/7 enterprise-grade support is available for business critical environments. A single support offering includes virtualization, management, HA, and cloud native computing tools such as Kubernetes and Kata Containers, along with the Linux operating system. The vendor states that as the only Linux…

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the Oracle Linux

Popular Integrations

IBM PowerVM

Score 9.4 out of 10

IBM PowerVM provides a server virtualization environment.

Higher Rated Features

Customers are more satisfied with the features of Hyper-V than the IBM PowerVM

Popular Integrations

Azure Virtual Machines

Score 8.4 out of 10

Virtual Machines (VMs) are available on Microsoft Azure, providing what is built as a low-cost, per-second compute service, available via Windows or Linux.

Higher Rated Features

  • Server Virtualization
  • Management console
  • Live virtual machine migration

Popular Integrations

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Score 7.7 out of 10

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is designed to make cloud adoption easier, allowing the user to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud. The solution provides rapid scalability, deployment in 35+ global data centers and access to disaster recovery, backup, security and compliance solutions from an array of ecosystem partners. To address varying workload needs, IBM Cloud offers both client-managed and IBM…

Higher Rated Features

  • Management console

Popular Integrations