Windows Server - HyperV - You need to buy it.
June 07, 2014

Windows Server - HyperV - You need to buy it.

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

Software Version

2012 R2

Modules Used

  • Hyper-V

Overall Satisfaction with Windows Server

We are in a migration process from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V. We have virtualized all site based servers so there is only one physical server and and 5 virtuals. This process has made deployments faster, easier and cost effective. If you're a Return on Investment kind of person then you should differently invest in Hyper-V.

The product addresses the ever growing need to integrate newer technologies and keeping the total cost down so your budget can be used elsewhere.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V, a great tool to virtualize physical servers.
  • Ease of management, you can manage the server from the host or from your desktop.... win win, and i don't mean rdc
  • Supported OS
  • Hyper-V needs to include USB pass though.
  • Smaller footprint installation.
  • The only thing i would have done differently is automated the deployments to speed up the process.
  • Fast OS deployments
  • Hyper-V Virtualization, get rid of aging servers.
  • Ease of Support, I view this as a ROI because I'm not spending much needed time trying to manage it like with previous operating systems.
  • It increased efficiency in our remote management department and gave us the ability to perform other roles.
  • Vmware
Only thing I miss was the passthough of usb devices. We were already a windows shop so we went with that over vmware.
When the product works as great as it has for us its a no-brainer to renew the license agreements.
Great product for the price, most companies use Windows products.