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Pros
"It's scalable. Whenever we buy another product other than hardware, it's easily integrated into the virtualization software that we download.""The case fileserver on the web server is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in terms of managing the hardware resources such as RAM, CPU, and the network.""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 feature that I like most is the versatility.""What I like about this solution, is that it is easy to configure."

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"The solution is very convenient and easy to use.""This is a good and easy solution for running virtual environments.""This product is extremely easy to install, use, has a great GUI and is incredibly stable.""The initial setup was straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine.""This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.""The solution is very stable.""I think VirtualBox has good stability because I use it in an environment with several resolutions."

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"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.""The performance should be improved.""The interface is not user-friendly in places, so it could use some improvement.""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.""Any improvements that can be made in the interface will go a long way to helping us work better.""The program has very limited solutions for the virtualization of containers"

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"The solution needs to improve the methods used for starting and stopping the machine.""This should have better support for multiple network cards and some parts of the GUI should be improved.""It could improve slightly with enhanced reporting capabilities that show the current status of the network.""The solution needs to improve its flexibility. It's not as flexible as VMware.""It should have the functionality where if I move the mouse away from one screen, the context changes automatically.""The user interface needs to be improved.""The solution should have more enterprise features, like migration, high availability storage, disaster recovery, and the ability to deploy to enterprise-scale usage. They should not just offer desktop usage.""The technical support needs to improve."

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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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"Everything is free within limitations. Once you go over a certain level of usage you have to license the product.""The product is free to use.""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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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: The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine.
Top Answer: I have to keep pressing the home key so that the mouse changes context, which is something that I don't like. It should have the functionality where if I move the mouse away from one screen, the… more »
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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 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.

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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,725 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM PowerVM is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.6, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.0. 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 VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM and Hyper-V, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware Workstation and RHEV. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.

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