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Pros
"The interface is very good, and quite user-friendly.""Nutanix is good for new implementations on the VM side. It's very good for disaster recovery and final storage.""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 is the integration between storage and compute services.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""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.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.""Simplicity is the most valuable feature."

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"The scalability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.""The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.""I think VirtualBox has good stability because I use it in an environment with several resolutions.""The solution is very stable.""The initial setup was straightforward.""This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.""The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine."

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"The technical support for this solution needs to be improved in terms of response time.""The solution should work to improve its stability.""Lacks integration with the cloud or other solutions.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""There is no web interface for AHV.""There is no web interface with AHV.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line."

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"The solution should work to simplify the system. However, it should be flexible enough to allow for special cases.""The solution has to do a better job of promoting the product and its licensing capabilities.""Oracle needs to improve its hot virtual machine migration. It didn't work as intended. It should allow us to migrate between virtual machines, without stopping the database.""The technical support needs to improve.""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 solution needs to improve its flexibility. It's not as flexible as VMware.""The user interface needs to be improved.""It should have the functionality where if I move the mouse away from one screen, the context changes automatically."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The most valuable feature of this solution is that there is no licensing fee.""AHV is free, it's an open-source solution.""Some of the features required additional licenses.""We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."

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"The product is free to use.""Everything is free within limitations. Once you go over a certain level of usage you have to license the product.""It is pretty good for the price, which is free.""This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is manageability.
Top Answer: We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix. If we were using another product, like VMware, then we would need to have a separate license for the hypervisor.
Top Answer: It's difficult to find something that needs improvement, for me, it's a perfect solution. I have not had any issues in the three years that I have been using it. I was faced with one small problem… more »
Top Answer: The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.
Top Answer: This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: It would be good if we could use Hyper-V Windows subsystems with Linux and VirtualBox on the same instance. Currently, to be able to use VirtualBox, we have to restart the machine into an instance of… more »
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Overview

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.

For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

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Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer6%
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Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization6%
Media Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise22%
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Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 8.8, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8. 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, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and RHEV, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor and RHEV. See our Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.

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