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Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Easier & faster setup for Linux OS on Windows machines with minimal setup, thus saving time and money on hardware
  • Consistency in estimates was more possible since using Hyper-V machines caused less unexpected failures, and thus devs were able to keep working at the same rate
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It is completely worthwhile because the license of Windows Server includes the possibility of installing two virtual machines.
  • Makes it possible to maximize the use of the owned physical resources.
  • Having separate virtual machines with different services makes the infrastructure more scalable.
  • If you need more than 2 virtual servers the costs grow a lot.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Hyper-V has allowed us to take a small IT room and have it server up dozens of servers despite the lack of space available for hardware.
  • Since it is basically free, any return from its use is a positive return on investment and the lessened power usage is a great way to show this when considering Hyper-v.
  • We have had many instances of host machines blue screening or rebooting on their own and the clustering capability of Hyper-V, when used with Windows systems, has allowed these issues to be invisible to users.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Massively positive impact on expenses in my company by reducing our storage needs drastically. We were able to reallocate the budget to upgrading our primary Hyper-V server with pure enterprise SSD's as we reduced the storage needs by over 50% and by this we increased performance by over 400%.
  • We have deployed more than 8 servers with EXTREMELY minimal cost using Hyper-V and not requiring another hardware server to host it. We have leveraged our hardware resources in our 2 servers so well that we were able to add many new services, not in place prior, as we did not have the servers to host them. Now with Hyper-V, we deployed many more servers in VM's, purchased OS's & CAL's, but did not need any hardware, which is the greatest expense of all.
  • With Hyper-V, our ROI was reduced from 36-40 months on our primary server, down to only 13 months by reducing costs of storage and adding so many more servers, by calculating the "would-be" cost of those servers that was avoided by creating them in Hyper-V.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Hyper-V has been nothing but positive for our company.
  • With the way Virtualization works it has saved us a bunch of money vs. having to go out and build a server for each environment we needed to host our customers.
  • The ability to tell and show our customers that their data is safe due to the ease of backup has been wonderful.
  • The ease of deployment is has also been very beneficial for us. If I need to get a new server up and running it only takes a few hours to get everything setup and updated and ready to roll out.
Score 4 out of 10
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  • Hyper-V is competitively priced, and has allowed some of our clients the ability to create a successful, stable virtual environment that supports day to day operations.
  • Patch Tuesday has previously been a major downside, however the alternatives also do require host reboots when significant patches are required, or downtime associated with VM reboots if not the host. It is starting to level off.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The biggest and quickest ROI is the licensing cost as it is free.
  • It is Windows-based, so even if your engineers have not used it, they can easily figure most of it out because it is Windows which saves on training costs.
  • Some people just prefer VMware and fighting the negativity of that can be difficult.
  • Training is available everywhere.
  • You must have an MS premier support contract or else you will not have any support.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Hyper-V has provided for an extremely cost-effective virtual environment with disaster recovery. For the size of our business, it's all we need to ensure our desired level of continuity of services and protection against hardware failures.
  • Since we are a Windows shop, deploying Hyper-V means we don't have the added cost of a hypervisor, since it's included in the cost of the Windows Server license. It's all we needed to achieve our goal of running all our virtual machines on a single server with another, less expensive server on tap for replication and failover.
  • We wanted easy deployment and management with disaster recovery while having the ability to leverage our years of Windows SysAdmin experience. Hyper-V fit the bill.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Hyper-V has saved a good deal of money for our company. We leveraged the licensing we have with Microsoft to "spin up" a cluster without having to purchase tens of thousands of dollars of additional licensing for virtualization.
  • Applications, such as Zerto and Veeam, are slow to support the newest versions of Hyper-V 2019.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Being able to use one higher powered machine to then virtualize a multitude of other machines has definitely saved on hardware costs. The exact amount, however, is difficult to calculate.
  • Initial setup of Hyper-V can be time consuming, and setting up individual VM's is more time consuming than setting up a real machine. However, once the initial setup is done, overall time costs are lowered.
Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • We have had Hyper-V crap out and we could not find out why it happened. There are a lot of unknowns.
  • To a company with a limited budget that is looking to P2V to save on hardware and electrical cost, while lowering their datacenter footprint, this is a good option.
  • Cheaper than VMWare and hyper-converged.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Although navigating Microsoft's licensing labyrinth is unpleasant, dealing with VMware's very high cost is a bigger problem. Choosing Hyper-V has saved us a lot of money that is better spent on software and support.
  • Because Hyper-V is readily available, easy to implement, and easy to manage, it has saved us a lot of money on training. Just about any Windows administrator can use Hyper-V. After a few sessions, a competent administrator can be an expert. Some virtualization solutions require multiple expensive classes to gain that same level of knowledge.
  • Hyper-V's lack of cost has allowed us to build an entire test environment for free. We can test migrations, test new software, and build VMs at will all in an environment that was essentially free. We used hardware that we had on hand and we already had Windows server licenses.

Hyper-V Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Server Virtualization (5)
80%
8.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning (48)
80%
8.0
Management console (57)
77%
7.7
Live virtual machine backup (50)
80%
8.0
Live virtual machine migration (53)
77%
7.7
Hypervisor-level security (53)
84%
8.4

What is Hyper-V?

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Hyper-V Pricing

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SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Developer$24.95per month
Bronze$49.00per month
Silver$89.00per month
Gold$135.00per month
Platinum$199.00per month

Hyper-V Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Hyper-V's best feature?

Reviewers rate Hypervisor-level security highest, with a score of 8.4.

Who uses Hyper-V?

The most common users of Hyper-V are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.