Hyper-V - good for non-profits
March 25, 2022

Hyper-V - good for non-profits

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

We use Hyper-V to run all our production servers. Since we have Windows Server Datacenter, we are not restricted in the number of virtual machines we can run. Since we have one physical server that is purposed for Hyper-V, we have saved quite a bit on hardware while keeping our systems up-to-date and available.
  • Ease of creating new virtual machines.
  • Integrates with Microsoft environment seamlessly.
  • Provides central management of all server images.
  • Provisioning of virtual machines can be unclear at first.
  • Networking could be easier.
  • Integrated with Windows Server.
  • Free
  • Easy to use.
  • Hyper-V has helped us retire servers that were over 10 years old.
  • Hyper-V simplified server management, returning precious time to IT staff.
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.

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I see Hyper-V as working well in a shop that has limited resources. First, it's available at no extra cost via Windows Server licensing. And, if you license Windows Server Datacenter on your Hyper-V host, you can spin up as many servers as your hardware will allow. It gives you flexibility in being able to create/decommission servers without the hardware investment.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine migration
Not Rated
Hypervisor-level security