Compare Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

Hyper-V is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 27 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox which is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 6 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 8.2, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes " Simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform are attractive, it grows on you with time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "It is great for creating test environments, and saves a lot of time". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE. See our Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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Pros
I think the cluster environment is a good feature of Hyper-V because, if something happens, then it will automatically move to some other mode. This is a great feature of the solution.The setup was straightforward and easy for our company. The deployment was fast.It is easy to use, and it is stable. It is a good solution.It utilizes the hardware so there are multiple applications running on one hypervisor.It is a stable product.It allowed us to add on servers and fix things in an expedient manner.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 flexibility and API are the most valuable features. It helps us be able to integrate with other systems and then push data easily.

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The cloning is a very useful tool.This solution creates a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments.This is a highly scalable solution.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.

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Cons
Sometimes it is a mess, and it is getting hanged. It should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs.In my opinion, read the documentation carefully. If you do not, you will have problems.I think there is room for improvement in terms of the cloud solutions.There are bugs, and this should be resolved by Microsoft.Microsoft tech support is horrible.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.The interface could be more user friendly. In addition, the documentation and security could use improvement.It needs to improve compatibility with third party software.

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The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow.I think that this solution should be more user-friendly.This solution needs improvement with the business continuity planning, disaster and recovery management and using centralized data storage.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem.The pricing and licensing is pretty good.I think it is expensive. I think if they want it to be more competitive, they should lower the price.The pricing and licensing is fine.The Hyper-V pricing and licensing are very good.We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money.The pricing is not an issue for us because we have a licensing agreement with Microsoft. So we are given an 80% discount.I do not have experience with pricing or licensing of the product.

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Pricing does not apply for us, we do not have to pay for the service.It is a very cost-effective solution.

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27
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8.7
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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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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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Financial Services Firm10%
Transportation Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Outsourcing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company17%
Manufacturing Company16%
Retailer13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm15%
University8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
352,552 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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