Low cost and familiar solution
March 25, 2022

Low cost and familiar solution

Brian Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

Hyper-V is our preferred hypervisor, as all our techs are familiar with the Microsoft universe already they quickly learn how to manage the software without a need to learn a second Operating System, this familiarity allows us to quickly roll out new systems as needed and to troubleshoot those systems the rare times it has been needed.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Low Entry Cost.
  • Quick Deployment.
  • Improved backup system.
  • Better central management.
  • Ease of use.
  • Speed of deployment.
  • Low cost of licensing.
  • Low/no cost makes ROI very attractive.
  • The fact it already exists on most server installs means little to no downtime for deployment.
  • Minimizes costs as upgrading RAM is much cheaper then additional servers.
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.

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Microsoft Windows, WordPress
Small businesses that are trying to save costs when software requires a dedicated server are what we have found to be the most useful scenario for Hyper-V as more and more vendors are requiring dedicated server installs for their software. While I understand how this makes support easier for them a small business usually has more than enough horsepower with their existing systems to support these lines of business apps, as Hyper-V licenses are already included when buying windows servers this is often a no-cost option for clients.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

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

Using Hyper-V

If you can manage a windows server you can learn Hyper-V in a day!
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • New System Deployment.
  • Base Install.
  • Migrations