Hyper-V vs Oracle VM VirtualBox

Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software, and Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "I'm able to save space by running multiple Operating Systems and Services on only one physical device, but I wish importing/exporting were more robust and more user-friendly. ". The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Flexibility allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh". Hyper-V is most often compared with Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and KVM. Oracle VM VirtualBox is most often compared with Hyper-V, VMware ESXi and Proxmox VE. See also Hyper-V Reviews, Oracle VM VirtualBox Reviews, and our list of Best Server Virtualization Software Companies.
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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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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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