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"The most valuable feature is manageability.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that you don't need to pay for it, it's free, as opposed to paying for a VMware license.""It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.""It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware.""The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems."

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

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"My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor.""There is no web interface for AHV.""They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines.""The management console needs to improve to make it easier for administrators. For example, to be able to reorganize our VMs, folders, and subfolders, similarly as it is provided in VMware. We can sort, manage, and organize VMs, folders, or subfolders in VMware.""The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious."

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"The user interface of the version that we have requires improvement. They have already improved the user interface in the latest version, but we are yet to migrate to that. The new UI is much better. I would like it to be simple. It is serving all of our needs, and I don't think it is necessary to keep adding. We are able to provision a VM in ten minutes, and provisioning it in five minutes will not have any added benefit.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""There are currently issues with centralized storage.""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.""Deployment should be simplified.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product."

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"AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.""Some of the features required additional licenses.""The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.""The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees.""We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."

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"If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.""Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.""Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support.""With having a global contract, we get some discounts.""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.""We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.""All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
Top Answer: For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.
Top Answer: The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.
Top Answer: I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use, and was quite straight-forward to set up. Since I have been using KVM, I have not… more »
Top Answer: Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The solution can just be set and you can forget about it, and the scalability is… more »
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Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

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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JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Local Government8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise17%
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,027 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while Oracle VM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V and Odin Virtuozzo Containers, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE and Odin Virtuozzo Containers. See our Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM report.

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