Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

Has an interesting cloning tool that is unique


What is our primary use case?

I am running Linux on this solution under Windows.

What is most valuable?

The cloning feature is a very useful tool. 

What needs improvement?

The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow. The networking needs to be a bit more robust.

Also, it continues to upgrade itself, and I would like an option to switch this off because it causes slowdowns for the network. 

In addition, I think that there should be some separate bits of software to install to make it communicate better with Windows. There should be a default installation to do this.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not needed to scale higher than what I set out to do. Everyone in our company uses the solution. It is used by just 12 staff members. We have one administrator managing the solution.

How is customer service and technical support?

I never used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. It is just an environment. The bridging of the network connection can be a bit tricky. The deployment was just a download and a quick setup. 

What about the implementation team?

We did not use a vendor or vendor team, I did the research myself.

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

I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated VMware and Docker before choosing Virtual Box. I chose Virtual Box.

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