Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

Hyper-V is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews vs Oracle VM VirtualBox which is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 5 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 "Linux-wise, I go with the VirtualBox because of the simplicity. ". 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 works very well. Its performance, stability, and redundancy are all very dependable.It allows for quick deployment of servers and workloads.Hyper-V provided freedom to spin up development and test environments. As projects were created, an environment could be created and applied.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.

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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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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.It needs additional administration and monitoring capabilities.Status and availability became an issue and need.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.

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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
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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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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Outsourcing Company
18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Integrator
9%
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Transportation Company
9%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Aerospace/Defense Firm
15%
Financial Services Firm
15%
Software R&D Company
15%
Legal Firm
8%
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Media Company
15%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Transportation Company
10%
University
6%
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Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
29%
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Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
49%
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Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
41%
Large Enterprise
30%
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Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
51%
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