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"I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.""It makes it easier to deploy service. All service tends to migrate onto the server house without having problems now. It is hardware independent.""It is good for small installations.""The most valuable feature is the high availability of the solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate the Hyper-Visor center from one console.""It is definitely the toughest competitor for VMware. It easily increases memory for our virtual machines.""This solution is much easier to manage than a bare metal machine. It is so easy to manage something through the virtual machine.""The virtualized applications and real time audition of the VMA is quite a good feature."

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"It is very useful for the project management of our company.""It is a stable product.""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.""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."

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"An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.""It might make it easier to move VMs across Hotmail hosts. This application process make it a little bit easier.""It would be nice if it was turned into its own product because that's the problem with it. It doesn't have a single place where you can manage things. You have to go into all different screens to be able to configure it. And then you have no idea what the performance is. It's really just a feature added to Windows, and Microsoft does not really have anything that pulls it all together well. Compared to VMware, it does not have everything collaborate on one screen.""The corrupted volume is a problem.""The cost and licensing can be improved.""Hyper-V is hosted on OS but if your OS scratches you are in big trouble. In addition, if a host fails, automatically the machine and the virtual machine should boot from another source. Those type of features would benefit Hyper-V.""The live migration feature needs improvement.""The initial setup was complex. It was nearly six years ago, but I remember it was complicated."

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"Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.""It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.""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.""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."

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"The pricing isn't too bad, because you can do the bare metal hypervisor, and it is pretty fair. Other competitors are more expensive.""I use the free version of Hyper-V.""For us, it is free, so it was a prime factor for choosing this solution.""The licensing is pretty straightforward.""In terms of the licensing, if you are using Microsoft Windows 100%, it is OK. But, when you start mixing other environments, it becomes quite tricky.""I do not have experience with the pricing or the licensing of the product.""We have an agreement with Microsoft, so this came with that solution. The pricing is OK for us.""This product costs less than other competitor products on the market."

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"The price of this product is high.""If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.""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.""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."

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Top Answer: VMware is more popular. OVM or better OLVM is good for Oracle products because provides "hard paritioning".
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Overview

Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.

Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.

Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:

  • Create a private cloud environment or expand an existing one.
  • Optimize hardware utilization and minimize resource consumption by consolidating servers in the form of virtual machines on one physical host.
  • Improvement of business continuity.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure creation or expansion.
  • Greater efficiency for test and development activities.

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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Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS. 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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Financial Services Firm17%
Outsourcing Company14%
Healthcare Company10%
Retailer7%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Local Government9%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Media Company4%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,076 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Hyper-V is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 27 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.0, while Oracle VM is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "An easy setup with good scalability and stability". 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". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and RHEV, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Citrix Hypervisor and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM report.

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