Hyper-V vs Oracle VM VirtualBox

Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 9 reviews vs Oracle VM VirtualBox which is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "What is Hyper-V over SMB?". The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "We like the fact that Virtualbox is easy to set up, it's ready to go, and we can install Oracle PeopleSoft images on a Linux OS". Hyper-V is most compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and KVM. Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with Hyper-V, vSphere and Proxmox VE. See our Hyper-V vs Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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Pros
The organization has realized the benefits on smaller data center space, power, cooling, etc. apart from the benefit that the virtualization layer brings in.It runs our most critical workloads and supports all our branch offices.The Failover Clustering feature allows us to be able to make our most critical workload highly available.The simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform. It was a very simple adaptation, if you have any experience in virtualization.The simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform. It was a very simple adaptation, if you have any experience in virtualization.The simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform. It was a very simple adaptation, if you have any experience in virtualization.Live migration, SMB3.

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The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.VirtualBox provides an isolated, consistent environmentThe configuration and installation is pretty straightforward.The flexibility as well as performance wise and as well as data volume, we have huge volume stored.

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SCVMM needs to be more user-friendly. Without SCVMM, automating is not easy to use and we look forward to the upcoming versions of SCVMM becoming simpler and more admin friendly.They can hot add NICs to the VMs. However, there is still not the ability to hot add virtual processors to running VMs.There is a hard limitation of 20 gigs per file with Dropbox, so you've got to overcome that by chunking the zip files into something smaller and manageable.There is a hard limitation of 20 gigs per file with Dropbox, so you've got to overcome that by chunking the zip files into something smaller and manageable.There is a hard limitation of 20 gigs per file with Dropbox, so you've got to overcome that by chunking the zip files into something smaller and manageable.Storage via SMB3.

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We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be.One valuable feature would be for it to work right the first time but it doesn't necessarily do that.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Once we bought the datacenter version of the server, we did away with worrying about the cost of licensing our VMs separatelyIt comes with all the features and goodies inside the box, so you do not have to purchase anything else.We did not have to pay extra money for the Failover Clustering feature.It's cheap, but not the best.

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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 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.

For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

Sample Customers
Sample Customers Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS. Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Outsourcing Company
18%
Insurance Company
9%
Transportation Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
13%
Transportation Company
9%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Software R&D Company
14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
14%
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Media Company
15%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Transportation Company
10%
University
6%
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Company Size
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Small Business
48%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
49%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
41%
Large Enterprise
30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
51%

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