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"Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well.""I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product.""The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We're testing the installation and then we roll it back and retest it.""The solution has an easy setup.""The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use.""We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.""The most valuable features are ease of use, and it gets the job done in a straightforward manner.""The support with Microsoft is great."

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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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"There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads.""I am using this solution with E-Notes. I heard that there will be future improvements in integration of the E-notes systems. This would be very helpful.""It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration.""There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager.""There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.""It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.""The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement.""I also use VMware which I find to be more scalable and stable overall."

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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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"We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money.""The licensing is good for a data center environment.""Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up.""This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security.""If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that it's an end-to-end solution.
Top Answer: Our licensing fees are paid for as a package with the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. We have to pay for our data center licenses. This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of… more »
Top Answer: It's not completely stable because your stack becomes bloated.
Top Answer: The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.
Top Answer: This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: It would be good if we could use Hyper-V Windows subsystems with Linux and VirtualBox on the same instance. Currently, to be able to use VirtualBox, we have to restart the machine into an instance of… more »
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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

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Financial Services Firm17%
Outsourcing Company13%
Healthcare Company10%
Transportation Company7%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm17%
University13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company21%
Media Company6%
Educational Organization5%
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Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise31%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Hyper-V is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.8, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "Stable with minimal downtime, and it has a good licensing model". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Citrix Hypervisor and VMware Workstation, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM. See our Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.

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