Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

Hyper-V is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews vs Oracle VM VirtualBox which is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes " Simplicity and intuitiveness of the platform are attractive, it grows on you with time". 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 Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and KVM. Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM and vSphere. See our Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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Pros
It makes it easier to deploy service. All service tends to migrate onto the server house without having problems now. It is hardware independent.I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.This solution helps us with production of our office business needs.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.We can perform maintenance on equipment during the day because we can live migrate all of the machines from one server to another.With each update, the security of this solution just gets better and better. It is very stable.We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product.

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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.The flexibility as well as performance wise and as well as data volume, we have huge volume stored.

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It might make it easier to move VMs across Hotmail hosts. This application process make it a little bit easier.An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.It needs to improve the handling of the amount of storage.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. Microsoft increased the price for this solution when adding the Storage Spaces Direct feature.The the only challenge for us was moving existing physical machines to virtual machines.I would love to see other options for connecting VMs to large data storage.We have our cluster connected to a Dell EMC VNX (SAN). The Hyper-V nodes are on Cisco UCS blades, and everything is interconnected via fiber. I attempted to use a virtual Fibre Channel connection to present a SAN volume to a VM but was not able to make that work.

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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.One valuable feature would be for it to work right the first time but it doesn't necessarily do that.

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I use the free version of Hyper-V.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 do not have any comments about pricing or licensing of the product.The pricing is not much. We have a very big environment, and pricing is no problem.Microsoft recently tacked on a higher price for their software to use the storage migration in the Storage Spaces Direct array. That was just terrible.We chose this solution because of the pricing and the simplicity of the product.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.

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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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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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Healthcare Company
12%
Transportation Company
12%
Outsourcing Company
12%
Non Profit
6%
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Transportation Company
9%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
15%
Software R&D Company
15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
15%
Insurance Company
8%
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Media Company
15%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Transportation Company
10%
University
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Small Business
44%
Midsize Enterprise
26%
Large Enterprise
30%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
34%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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