We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
"If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
"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."
"I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
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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.
Odin Virtuozzo Containers is ranked 12th in Server Virtualization Software while Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews. Odin Virtuozzo Containers is rated 0.0, while Oracle VM is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Odin Virtuozzo Containers is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE.
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