RHEV up your environment
March 30, 2017

RHEV up your environment

Ian Neveu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

We use RHEV across the organization from RND all the way down to our customer support operations. Every level has their own requirements and expectations from software and its use, RHEV provides the organization with a scalable virtualization platform that answers more of todays needs than competitors. We host systems for companies wanting a cloud based solution and the performance from RHEV is right on par with what our needs are.
  • RHEV can acquire user and group information from an Active Directory service without a great deal of confusing configuration.
  • RHEV management is browser-based and can be accessed from any platform.
  • Online Snapshot capability, provides a better redundancy than vSphere.
  • Hot Swappable functionality could be improved upon.
  • Template importation from external sources.
  • Better database synchronization when implemented.
  • RHEV has provided a positive ROI as our customers are not experiencing as many outages during maintenances.
  • We have not experienced any catastrophic failures as a result of vSphere losing connection to the ntp.
  • There has been a level of stability in our environment that was not previously experienced with our previous vendor.
We use them both, as one is not better than the other at all facets required. There is still a need to use both products, as we have not fully switched to RHEV due to vSphere still having an edge over them with edits available to the systems while they are operational or they are suspended. Template importation is still better in vSphere.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has provided the flexibility we need to offer a highly reliable and scalable cloud solution to our customers. As one of the leading security providers in the world, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization will deliver unparalleled experience to our customers as we embark on a new shift in operations. Our organization has just shifted focus to provide a more robust offering and we were not able to do so without RHEV. There are still some instances where vmware has redhat beat purely due to their maturity in the space.

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security