Compare Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.4, while Oracle VM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Low cost robust VM soln with ability to patch with no downtime and free Live migration". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM report.
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Pros
What I like the most is the support of the GPU Graphics and the VM Live migration.The support for this solution is phenomenal.This is a good product for virtualization and it is easy to use.The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy.The solution is easy to deploy. It's very easy to understand problems and read logs.The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is very fast. It also works very well for physically small servers.The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.The feature I find most valuable, is its performance

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The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.Ability to patch with no downtime.The stability of the product is fine.The support staff in the tech support team at Oracle has improved. I find them extremely helpful and they give very solid support.It is simple and straightforward, and it will only require you one system integrator to do the job.It is a stable product.It is very useful for the project management of our company.

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Cons
Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable.The built-in networking features are a little limited.The product could be faster and licensing options could be improved.The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions.The solution would benefit from faster technical support.The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement.It needs to have a more robust backup solution.I think the technical support could be better.

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We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading virtualizing software solutions have this feature.This solution is not as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has made an effort to improve these issues with recent updates.The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the replication to disaster recovery needs improvement.It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.

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This solution is open source, it's free.We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.There are free and paid versions. The free version is limited in features but not by time limit. The paid version has more features.The most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product.To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year.The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly."Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost effective.If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.The price of this product is high.

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Overview

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.

Oracle VM for x86

Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

Oracle VM for SPARC

Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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Sample Customers
U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
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Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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