Compare IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

IBM PowerVM is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 8.8, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "A stable solution that offers good control over hardware resources". 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 and Proxmox VE, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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Pros
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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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.The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.

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Cons
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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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.The solution has to do a better job of promoting the product and its licensing capabilities.

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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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13
Average Words per Review
448
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7.9
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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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Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, PneuhageAirbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
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Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company11%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Software R&D Company11%
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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