Compare Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "User-friendly interface and no licensing fees, but technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". Nutanix AHV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and RHEV, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware Workstation and Nutanix Acropolis. See our Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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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.Simplicity is the most valuable feature.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.Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.In terms of features, Acropolis is a good virtualization manager and that it is on-premise. I use almost every technology they provide.The most valuable feature of this solution is simplicity.

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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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They need to work on the deployment of virtual machines. They need to streamline the process of templates and deploying virtual machines.When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line.In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.There is no web interface with AHV.There is no web interface for AHV.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.This solution would benefit from the inclusion of an option for visualization of shared media in a graphical fashion.

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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
Some of the features required additional licenses.AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.

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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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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 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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JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC VolkswagenAirbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
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Financial Services Firm20%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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