Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V
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.
- Lessened Server Sprawl
- Made things simpler
- More agility
- Saved power and battery
- Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer) and VMware ESXi
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.
Most of the time, you can find support on the thousands of websites, blogs and community sites that are out there. Very much Internet supported, and if you don't stray too far away from the standard setup of Hyper-v, you shouldn't go wrong. I've had to call a couple of times, and Microsoft was very good at resolving my problem. it seem that Microsoft has heard from people and their support system, and are doing a much better job in this.
Do you think Hyper-V delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Hyper-V's feature set?
Did Hyper-V live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of Hyper-V go as expected?
Would you buy Hyper-V again?
Simple setups are really great when you want to put multiple VMs on the same physical hardware. You then could use replications of those VMs so that you would have a redundant copy of the VM. You can do this every 5 minutes. Probably not appropriate if you put all your servers in the cloud anyway.