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Hyper-V Alternatives & Competitors

(103)4.3 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Hyper-V? Tons of people want Server Virtualization Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Red Hat Virtualization, Xen Project, VMware vSphere, and Oracle VM are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Hyper-V.

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Top Alternatives to Hyper-V

  • Red Hat Virtualization
  • Xen Project
  • VMware vSphere
  • Oracle VM
  • Citrix Hypervisor

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Hyper-V

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    #1
  1. Red Hat Virtualization

    (12)4.0 out of 5
  2. Red Hat Virtualization (formerly Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) provides server and desktop virtualization tools

    Ron G.
    RG
    Red Hat allows for an easy, standardized image to be quickly applied into our cloud environment; typically in less than an hour. This allows us to provide prompt delivery of approved, architected...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Red Hat Virtualization is:

    More expensive
    #2
  3. Xen Project

    (5)4.4 out of 5
  4. The Xen Project serves as the basis for many commercial server virtualization, desktop and embedded products as well as hardware appliances and cloud solutions.

    Dylan P.
    DP
    There is literally no reason NOT to use Xen. It just works... and it works exceptionally well! It's so easy to con figure, and it's stable. It's easy to set it and forget it. Instances can remain...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Xen Project is:

    Better at meeting requirements
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    #3
  5. VMware vSphere

    (158)4.6 out of 5
  6. VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    BS
    The interface is 100% web based so it is easy accessible from anywhere. Integrates directly into Active Directory for easy role based access and authentication. All management was moved from the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, VMware vSphere is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #4
  7. Oracle VM

    (48)4.2 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  8. Server Virtualization.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Alexander P.
    AP
    Oracle VM Server is best used to virtualize other Oracle products. It is a pretty decent virtualization server based on Xen, and features fully tested and certified Oracle Applications stack for...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Oracle VM is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #5
  9. Citrix Hypervisor

    (44)4.1 out of 5
  10. Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Rod M.
    RM
    I like that this product is open source and cloud supported, and if XenApp or XenDesktop is already implemented in your organization, no other hypervisor will allow for deeper integration with your...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #6
  11. Proxmox VE

    (21)4.5 out of 5
  12. Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    McCourt C.
    MC
    I love Proxmox. Its my stand out Opensource project over the last couple of years. When I first took an interest it was purely for KVM as an alternative to Hyper-V. But as I became more...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Proxmox VE is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #7
  13. KVM

    (18)4.3 out of 5
  14. KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an open-source virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Antonio I.
    AI
    Excellent Linux kernel virtualization infrastructure excellent. KVM supports full virtualization using Intel VT or AMD-V. KVM is implemented as a loadable kernel module, although in future versions...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, KVM is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    #8
  15. VirtualBox

    (222)4.5 out of 5
  16. VirtualBox is an open source x86 and AMD64/Intel64 VDI solution for enterprises.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    AL
    VirtualBox is a virtualization software very easy to use and efficient, with VirtualBox you can create virtual machines from various Operating Systems, you can select the amount of disk, the amount...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, VirtualBox is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #9
  17. Horizon 7

    (58)4.0 out of 5
  18. Horizon 7 is a virtual desktop software suite that securely delivers applications to end-users on the device of their choice, increasing user's flexibility while reducing costs, and maintaining data security.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Bernard K.
    BK
    Horizon virtual machine system where in a basic and simple way I can implement any operating system and start my virtual machine is amazing how you can start a totally new virtual machine without...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Horizon 7 is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to do business with
    #10
  19. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    (118)4.1 out of 5
  20. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops lead the industry in desktop and app virtualization. Deliver Windows, Linux, and web business applications or full virtual desktops from any cloud—public, on-premises or hybrid—within a modern digital workspace

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Brian H.
    BH
    Supports multiple end point devices, with smooth transitioning when switching which endpoint device you are using. Supports 3 different types of hypervisors, XenServer, Hyper-V and vmware ESXi.

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #11
  21. Citrix Workspace (featuring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops)

    (275)4.0 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  22. Citrix Workspace (featuring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops) is a complete secure digital workspace, designed to empower people to work better anytime, anywhere without distractions. It seamlessly integrates with your existing systems, so you can focus on driving digital transformation.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Serdar M.
    SM
    Access to published applications, desktops and software-as-a-service applications, various ShareFile clients for accessing data and, in addition, Secure Hub for end device management. The latter...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Citrix Workspace (featuring Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops) is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #12
  23. Amazon WorkSpaces

    (64)4.0 out of 5
  24. Amazon WorkSpaces is a secure desktop computing service that runs on the AWS cloud it allows provision cloud-based virtual desktops and provide users access to the documents, applications, and resources needd from any supported device, including Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    AI
    The best part of the solution is to have multiple size choices to choose based on what the user will be performing on the machine and now that they support Linux is awesome.

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Amazon WorkSpaces is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    #13
  25. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)

    (61)4.2 out of 5
  26. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) product portfolio helps consumers, businesses and service providers to fully experience and optimize computing.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Shabbir H.
    SH
    I love the fact that Parallels lets me use all the goodness that is my Mac, while developing for various platforms - without having to mess around with having a dozen physicals or VM's on remote...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #14
  27. ESXi

    (22)4.6 out of 5
  28. VMware ESXi is a purpose-built bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly onto a physical server. With direct access to and control of underlying resources, ESXi is more efficient than hosted architectures and can effectively partition hardware to increase consolidation ratios and cut costs for our customers.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    Aldo H.
    AH
    ESXI is the best for virtual machine. Is easy to use and capable of making many virtual machine at once. I started to use ESXi as a way to build, control, configure, and push-out virtual machines...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, ESXi is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    #15
  29. Workstation Pro

    (87)4.4 out of 5
  30. VMware Workstation Pro allows technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    AS
    Easy to install and use Good networking features (DHCP included) Good drag and drop between host and VM Good support for Cloud environment Wide compatibility with different OSes

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Workstation Pro is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    #16
  31. Fusion

    (110)4.4 out of 5
  32. Fusion provides a virtualization solution for running Windows programs on a Mac.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    VC
    Mac is great and has advantages over Windows in some areas but by itself, it's not enough to be a work laptop, some programs that I need are only available on Windows, luckily for me VMware Fusion...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Fusion is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #17
  33. Virtual Desktop by Evolve IP

    (19)4.4 out of 5
  34. Evolve IP's Virtual Desktop is a software product that allows users to access virtualized desktops in the cloud.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    SA
    Money saved on actual machine Ease of pushing software to all employees

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, Virtual Desktop by Evolve IP is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #18
  35. vSphere Hypervisor

    (20)4.8 out of 5
  36. VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers, so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    BS
    Vmware's vSphere Hypervisor has a very small foot print. It takes very little effort to maintain. It does not require constant restarts. The installation process could not be easier.

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, vSphere Hypervisor is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to admin
    #19
  37. VMware Workstation

    (30)4.4 out of 5
  38. VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC. IT professionals, developers and businesses who build, test or demo software for any device, platform or cloud rely on Workstation Pro.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, VMware Workstation is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #20
  39. V2 Cloud

    (55)4.8 out of 5
  40. V2 Cloud is a multi-user desktop environment designed to allow employees and colleagues to work online remotely, share files and applications and collaborate together under the same system.

    Categories in common with Hyper-V:
    GB
    The Pricing is very clear. The customer support is top notch.

    Reviewers say compared to Hyper-V, V2 Cloud is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    Easier to admin