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Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Hyper-V is being used by some of the developers in my organization as a virtualization solution instead of the standard VMware Workstation Player. The main use for Hyper-V is to create dev-environment virtual machines for some tools that require complex setup, or to run Linux OS on their Windows machines
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used in our organization for the virtualization of our physical Windows server to set up multiple servers on the same machine for different purposes. It comes with Windows Server, hence there is no extra cost for software and it also reduces hardware expense with less space required to set up and less power consumption. The developers in our organization are also using it to create test environments in both standalone and clustering modes.
May 06, 2021

Hyper-V Review

Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Hyper-V is being used by the Information Technology department in the organization to host the virtual machines on the bare metal and windows servers. Those virtual machines are then used to host the engineering applications that are being used by the end-users. This platform provides the ability to manage the virtual machines from a single point and maintain high-availability as well.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Hyper-V to manage all of our virtual servers. The ease of use is unmatched. Since it is built into Windows Server you do not need to pay for any additional licensing which makes Hyper-V a very attractive offering. It addresses the problem of having a physical server for everything, you could have a few hypervisors that run 100s of servers.
Score 7 out of 10
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Hyper-V was used to extend our ability to quickly prototype and build server infrastructure. We also were using it to develop 'golden images' or other troubleshooting techniques that allowed our organization to quickly deploy and investigate strange edge cases in our infrastructure It has been slightly superseded by our movement into Azure for the majority of our server infrastructure.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Hyper-V has been our hypervisor of choice because of its fairly seamless integration with the rest of the Windows stack and its great price. We used it to consolidate our server farm into just a handful of actual physical servers. It is being used by our whole organization in that almost every piece of server infrastructure, except the hosts themselves, is hosted on a hyper-v server. Some are in clusters and some are standalone. It solves the need for additional hardware expense, space needed to house the servers and saves money when it comes to power consumption. In conjunction with Windows clustering, it also gives us an in-house live backup in that the virtual servers can run on any of our clustered hosts.
James McCullough | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Hyper-V is used in our environment for test and development environments as well as VDI infrastructure. Hyper-V is used as a lower-cost alternative to VMWare that can be installed and used on our existing Windows infrastructure. The infrastructure is used primarily by our development team.
Score 10 out of 10
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Hyper-V is used across the whole organization. It solves the problem of agility, not having to purchase a physical for every function needed, saves money, allows for maintenance during business hours, etc.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are utilizing Hyper-v for several reasons, from servers and virtualized servers and workstations within, and on some workstations as the host with a few other workstations virtualized inside them. We have two principal Hyper-V hosts and 1 Hyper-V Replica Host that we replicate all VM's to for failover/redundancy. What this has done for us is saved drastic amounts of storage by not having to back up several versions of virtual hard disks each time we make a change, but rather depend on the replica hyper-v host to store those checkpoints as we make changes. Now our storage facilities on the two principal host servers are drastically reduced and have saved a lot of money! The speed is insane also. Reboots are a minute as opposed to 10 minutes.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are currently using Hyper-V for the deployment of all of our servers. Our main servers house Hyper-V and we deploy 9-10 VM's off of each server and those servers host data for our cloud customers. I would consider Hyper-V to be the backbone of our company. I also personally use Hyper-V here for development and testing purposes. We are a software company so I often create a bunch of VM's for myself and other users to test new software or if we happen to find broken/bugs in our software. We are able to make a replica of the environment that is not running correctly and it will allow us to troubleshoot the issues without further messing up the production environment.
Rob Rotundo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Hyper-V is being used by our organization to strengthen and solidify client networks. Hyper-V makes it much easier to schedule maintenance, but more importantly, recover from major software or hardware issues. Even with a major hardware failure, having Hyper-V in place makes a restore simple and quick.
Eric Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Today, virtualization is essential and we can no longer retroact. I use Hyper-V virtualization software at the company, which is a technology that allows hardware virtualization on a physical computer. With it we create and manage several servers that we have as: files, backup, dns, dhcp, and others, in addition to computers. Each virtual machine is considered an isolated system and this contributes a lot and optimizes our physical spaces in the data center.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Hyper-V is a patented Microsoft technology that allows the users to create virtual server environments and manage multiple operating systems on a single physical server. As of today, our company has very few but very powerful physical servers, and we use Hyper-V for creating multiple virtual servers with different functions for each one of them.
Score 4 out of 10
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I am a consultant in the telecommunications industry. While we do not personally utilize Hyper-V on premise, I routinely support clients that have it deployed in their organization. All instances of Hyper-V that I have supported were organization-wide, or used in a development sandbox. Hyper-V is used to facilitate consolidation of server roles, or when Windows is the main operating system being deployed.
Score 9 out of 10
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We started using it initially as an environment for our SCCM imaging environment because you could import the Windows images fairly easily. We have since expanded it to a test cluster and are moving to use it to host Citrix servers. The problem it solves is the licensing cost for VMware.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use Microsoft's Hyper-V to run a number of critical virtual machines for my organization, including domain controllers, servers running WSUS, and servers providing remote access. What I like best about it is it comes with Windows--I don't have to buy anything extra to use it. It's easy to configure, very stable, and offers all the features I need to power my servers. I also take advantage of Hyper-V Replica, which allows me to have the flexibility of planned or unplanned failover to another system running Hyper-V when I need to take a system offline for updates or in the event of a hardware issue. Again, no extra licenses to buy and really easy to configure.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Hyper-V is currently deployed as an HA cluster hosting IT management and VDI VMs. Tools such as file servers, Bomgar, Zerto, Microsoft System Center 2019, etc. It addresses the need for the IT staff to have an HA cluster outside of our other virtualization stacks that run core business systems. We are also running a second Hyper-V cluster as the replication target for Zerto for our DR.
Al Oomens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Hyper-V across our whole organization. We have multiple Windows and Linux servers running as virtual machines on Hyper-V. Almost all servers are run as virtual machines. It allows us to easily spin up new servers as needed, and easily decommission older servers.
Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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HyperV became the Virtualization choice to replace or migrate as many systems to a Virtual Environment. This decision spanned the entire company. The largest business problem it solved was the physical space and requirements needed to continue to use physical servers. It also addressed the increasing complexity of server management. High Density computing offers many advantage and can deliver a substantial cost savings when compared.
Score 7 out of 10
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I currently use Hyper-V with two clients to virtualize a number of different functions. Specifically, I have VMs acting as domain controllers, Linux servers, and a QuickBooks server. Using Hyper-V to virtualize these machines allows for more easy management, especially if a restart is required, as that can be done remotely without worry of the machine not turning back on. In addition, the entire VM can be backed up and restored in the case of a catastrophic failure. Finally, using Hyper-V allows me to have multiple single purposes machines running on a single higher powered physical machine.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Hyper-V in production as well as for testing. Hyper-V is handy because it's available on all Windows servers and it's free. Microsoft has created a pretty competitive product in the virtualization space. Its major competitor being VMware's ESXi. Hyper-V can be managed via SCVMM or individually on each host system. It has the native Windows look and feel to it, which is a real advantage for shortening learning curves and adoption. It's easy to implement, to use, and to manage. Microsoft has taken the financial sting out of virtualization by making it part of its server product. Hyper-V, like all virtualization technologies, makes business sense because it leverages hardware resources that would otherwise go wasted. For example, a standard database server might cost $8,000, but only might be utilized in the range of 30 to 40 percent. Virtualization takes that same $8,000 server and hosts many types of systems including the database system, which saves a lot of money on hardware infrastructure.

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

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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.