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"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."

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"The scalability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.""The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.""I think VirtualBox has good stability because I use it in an environment with several resolutions.""The solution is very stable.""The initial setup was straightforward.""This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.""The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine."

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"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."

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"The solution should work to simplify the system. However, it should be flexible enough to allow for special cases.""The solution has to do a better job of promoting the product and its licensing capabilities.""Oracle needs to improve its hot virtual machine migration. It didn't work as intended. It should allow us to migrate between virtual machines, without stopping the database.""The technical support needs to improve.""The solution should have more enterprise features, like migration, high availability storage, disaster recovery, and the ability to deploy to enterprise-scale usage. They should not just offer desktop usage.""The solution needs to improve its flexibility. It's not as flexible as VMware.""The user interface needs to be improved.""It should have the functionality where if I move the mouse away from one screen, the context changes automatically."

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"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."

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"The product is free to use.""Everything is free within limitations. Once you go over a certain level of usage you have to license the product.""It is pretty good for the price, which is free.""This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge."

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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 Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualizer for x86 servers and desktops, and is also for embedded usage. With this product, you can run multiple operating systems on a single machine, all at the same time, making it a powerful tool to test, develop, demonstrate and deploy solutions.

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a professional solution that is also freely available as Open Source Software. It is for both enterprise and home use. This x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software is high performing and rich in features. 

Oracle VM Virtualbox currently runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh. It also supports many guest operating systems, such as Windows, DOX/Windows 3. Linux, OS/2, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

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Sample Customers
U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
Top Industries
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University9%
Non Tech Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
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Financial Services Firm17%
University13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company6%
Educational Organization6%
Company Size
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise32%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
465,891 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8. 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 VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and VMware Workstation. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.

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