Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

It's given us the ability to spring up test environments quickly and in a reliable manner.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to spring up test environments quickly and in a reliable manner.

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle VirtualBox has enabled me to build testing and development environments which we could not have otherwise built.

What needs improvement?

From the host side, the Oracle VirtualBox could use more automation.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle VirtualBox for two years now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not had any deployment issues so far.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has been able to scale for our needs without issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

The documentation for technical support is excellent.

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

I chose Oracle VirtualBox because it is easily available, free, and open source. It is also the industry standard for web development virtualization software.

How was the initial setup?

Initially, the setup was straightforward with the exception of setting up the network. Documentation helped me to solve the problems though.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented the solution using a vendor team. Make sure to reserve enough space for the virtual hard drive and make sure to set up the network settings correctly.

What was our ROI?

Our Return on Investment has been excellent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Oracle VirtualBox is free.

What other advice do I have?

If you are running multiple virtual machines at the same time, please make sure you have enough resources to do this.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.0.10 r104061
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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