Hyper-V

Hyper-V

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Hyper-V

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2nd best

8 out of 10
April 04, 2022
We used to use Hyper-V in our organization for our virtualized workloads. Hyper-Vprovides a solution for growing organizations that have …
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Popular Features

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  • Live virtual machine backup (60)
    8.6
    86%
  • Live virtual machine migration (63)
    8.2
    82%
  • Hypervisor-level security (63)
    8.1
    81%
  • Management console (68)
    7.8
    78%

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$24.95

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$49.00

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$89.00

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Features

Server Virtualization

Server virtualization allows multiple operating systems to be run completely independently on a single server

8.1Avg 8.4
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Product Details

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Hyper-V Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Reviews

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April 04, 2022

2nd best

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ESXi, to me, seems to do things better in almost every way. It is much quicker to deploy ESXi compared to Hyper-V. I also feel like Hyper-V requires more frequent updates so I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
VMware is the pioneer of virtualization but when you compare it with Hyper-V, VMware lacks the flexibility of hardware customization and configuration options Hyper-V has also GPU virtualization still not adequate for both platforms. VMware has better graphical interface and control options for virtual machines. Another advantage VMware has is it does not need a dedicated os GUI base installation only needs small resources and can easily install on any host.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I switched to VMware Workstation Pro, after using Hyper-V for several years. The thing I missed in Hyper-V was the network management which has too less configuration options compared to VMware Workstation Pro. Also managing the snapshots was more user-friendly in VMware Workstation Pro. The pro for Hyper-V is definitely the integration in the Operating System without additional costs. Also, updates are available very quickly.
Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The ease of use and essentially free license made the adoption of Hyper-V in some parts of my current and one of my previous organizations a no-brainer.
For sure it's not the best product on the market, but it will do the job just fine in a lot of use cases. Automated provisioning can be very tricky, but with enough effort into investigating how to do it (reading documentation, forums, blog posts, projects on GitHub) it's doable, but with gotchas along the way.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Docker
Though Docker provides cross-platform support and isolation, Hyper-V provides true virtualization over the host OS and creates boundary over guest OS that protects the security threats, resource-hogging on the host OS.
Brian Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
While many have additional features or lower overhead the ease of use and low-cost licensing make Hyper-V our preferred choice for most clients. And because we are mostly a Microsoft shop and it is built on Windows when we need to troubleshoot the hypervisor itself we already have the needed skillset with very little additional training and no need to learn an additional OS like Linux.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is much cheaper and has at least the same functionality as what we use. It integrates better in our Windows environment and it works more familiar with similar tools that we already use. And it is on fewer vendors, much easier for support. Very happy with the switch from VMware.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Overall, VMWare appears to be more full-featured and perhaps a bit more robust, but the integration and no-cost factors of Hyper-V won the day. We have had no issues with Hyper-V since instigating it five years ago and do not regret the decision.
Josh Justic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Hyper-V is much cheaper and does not have the license requirement of VMware. Hyper-V is not a product that scales like VMware and not well suited to a large datacenter.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Hyper-V is well suited for environmental testing purposes. Let's say you want to learn or test a new OS for a product or just for learning purposes. You are able to boot up this os in just a few mins on Hyper-V and then start working, testing, and learning with no money out of your pocket.
James McCullough | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V performs very well in environment running windows operating systems and performs well under various workloads. The replication and recovery features of hyper-v work well but lack some of usability of tools such as Zerto, VMware replication and site Recovery Manager to perform tasks such as disaster recover testing. The user interface of hyper-v combined with Microsoft failover clustering can be very confusing and difficult to validate. this can cause unintended outages due to misconfigure items such as cluster-aware storage.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used VMware vSphere at another company. However, for infrastructure with only two virtual machines, the VMware license cost is not worth it, because with the Windows Server Standard license you have the possibility to install two virtual servers at no extra cost.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We selected Hyper-V because it was built in to Windows and had no licensing costs. The functionality was similar, VMware seemed like a more premium product, and had support. But those are the bare minimum when competing with an embedded solution. VMware is reported to be more reliable, but I haven't noticed a difference.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
You already have to purchase the licensing for Windows Servers so why not bundle that in with the cost of the hypervisor. VMware seems to be a better virtualization platform with a better dashboard, but if you aren't managing hundreds of physical servers across multiple data centers, then Hyper-v should work really well. Citrix seems to be getting out of the server virtualziation market from what I can see.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V is much less expensive than VMware, which is always a plus. It is also more friendly to new administrators trying to pick up the system for the first time. With that said I would consider VMware to be slightly more enterprise friendly when it comes to features and WMware is definitely used more when it comes to larger IT shops. We a re a medium sized shop and VMware was a bit overkill when it came to our needs.
Rob Rotundo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We went with Hyper-V since it's backed by Microsoft. Most of our businesses use MS, so going with supported products helps when we need to open a case if we run into issues. There are other alternatives, but the ease and support of Hyper-V make it our go-to product for virtualization.
Eric Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft's virtualization with Hyper-V has given us a great opportunity to increase the availability of services, thus increasing the satisfaction of our end user. With Microsoft virtualization, we have increased availability as follows:
  • Improved service levels.
  • Reduced service interruptions.
  • Improving desktop business continuity.
  • Providing access to applications regardless of location.
  • Reduced time to deploy applications and user data.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V is not only a free virtualization solution for businesses, but it's also a very stable and very intuitive environment. The learning curve for Hyper-V is very simple and there are a lot of resources online for Hyper-V. VMWare is actually the leader in the virtualization industry, but it's a VERY expensive solution, and, ultimately, it doesn't offer that much in extra features for the money you spend.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V is powerful and virtualizes Windows exceptionally well, with less tweaking. It is also cheaper, and allows our clients to budget more for more frequent expansion. Its only real competitor in my opinion is VMware, and that is because vCenter is much more intuitive than System Center. I would pick Hyper-V over Virtual Box or KVM any day of the week.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V is far superior to all other virtual host software I've ever used...PLUS IT IS FREE!!! Compared to Oracle Virtual Box, which is also free, Hyper-V is giving you enterprise-level security, management, features and deployment/failover functionality not found elsewhere. AND IT'S FREE!
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I really do not have a bunch of experience with VMWare or VirtualBox which I know are two other well-known Virtualization software. I have used VirtualBox a few times when I was in college to learn other operating systems, but I don't recall them being as easy to get going and set up and Hyper-V was, but that might be biased because I have been using Hyper-V a lot in this current position I am working in.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The main reason we are looking into Hyper-V is the cost of VMware licensing and support. We running a lot of hosts and the cost of renewal every year is very high when compared to freemium and all-inclusive because we have an SLA. And the functionality of Hyper-V is very good, a lot of companies like CSX are looking at it and running POC's.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The alternative is VMware, which we also use on a cluster. As this also has a free version, it's a tough one to compare. For us the reason it was chosen was as Windows licensing allows for 2 VMs with the standard license, so fitted easily into our particular setup requirements.
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