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Pros
"What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure.""The feature that I like most is the versatility.""It's in English, so its exceptional qualities make the control environment more flexible, easier, more stable, and easy to recover after issues.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of this solution. IBM is the most powerful and stable platform.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.""It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download."

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"What I like best about this product is that it's free.""There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.""Ability to patch with no downtime.""Good visualization hypervisor.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."

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Cons
"The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers""Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.""I would like for IBM to be more focuses on the cloud.""To make it a ten, I would like for them to add automation and configuration tools in order to help use the manager.""The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""The performance should be improved.""If it could actually virtualize the entire platform it might be better. If you're having more than one virtualization technology, maybe there's a way to actually have less - one technology to run the data center and maybe one special virtualization for power. If it integrated with other platforms more effectively it might be better."

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"Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there.""If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""Deployment should be simplified.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price varies from case to case and you have to negotiate it for every project."

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"Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.""Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.""I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.""If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.""We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.""With having a global contract, we get some discounts."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: My colleagues are the ones who deal with pricing.
Top Answer: The performance should be improved. They should reduce the cost to purchase the hardware of the physical server.
Top Answer: VMware is more popular. OVM or better OLVM is good for Oracle products because provides "hard paritioning".
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Overview
Power is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

Oracle VM for x86

Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

Oracle VM for SPARC

Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, PneuhageAmbulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company9%
Local Government9%
Consumer Goods Company9%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Large Enterprise50%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6, while Oracle VM is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Stable with flexible licensing and great technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Low cost robust VM soln with ability to patch with no downtime and free Live migration". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE and VMware Workstation. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM report.

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