Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

I value its native ability to use other VM machines files like QEMU and VMware.


What is most valuable?

The ease-of-use and versatility are among the good qualities of this solution. I also value its native ability to use other VM machines files like QEMU and VMware.

How has it helped my organization?

We can test and evaluate software and systems in a controlled environment before the roll-out to production.

What needs improvement?

It would be great to have a hypervisor version of VirtualBox running on servers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I’ve been using VirtualBox since it was launched many years ago by Innotech.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We found no problems deploying it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

VirtualBox is a very stable product and we found no problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has been able to scale to our needs without any issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have never ever had the need to use technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We tried VMWare VMPlayer in the beginning, but VirtualBox outperformed it and so it became our choice.

How was the initial setup?

It’s a very simple and straightforward process.

What about the implementation team?

It was an in-house implementation.

What was our ROI?

We use the personal licensing option as we use it on a few machines.

What other advice do I have?

In my opinion, this product is the best available option for testing virtual appliances and operating systems. I use it also as a means of running multiple virtual machines without changing my business desktop environment. We recommend VirtualBox as an excellent product for evaluating new systems or softwares.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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