Dan WithrowSenior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
Anonymous UserIT Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution allows the end users to clone, start, stop, or remotely control their VMs."
"I find it very easy to manage and at a cost that small customers would never refuse (free)."
"This is a dependable solution for virtualization with a good community for product support."
"The compatibility of the solution is its most valuable feature. It's compatible on almost every cloud these days."
"The price is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"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."
"What I like best about this product is that it's free."
"There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager."
"The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze."
"The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful."
"Ability to patch with no downtime."
"Good visualization hypervisor."
"What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."
"The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable."
"I would like the possibility of updating the hypervisor by applying security patches."
"Assigning the order of virtual server startup is not very easy and this can be improved."
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization."
"The manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle."
"It needs to have a more robust backup solution."
"The solution would benefit from faster technical support."
"The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement."
"Oracle VM should be more feature-rich."
"The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product."
"You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there."
"If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2."
"We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve."
"Deployment should be simplified."
"Integration with cloud products would be beneficial."
"I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach."
"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."
"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 licensing is straight forward based on usage and features."
"While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size."
"We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs."
"This solution is open source, it's free."
"Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it."
"Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
"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."
"With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
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.
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Oracle VM is rated 7.2. 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 "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM report.
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