Compare Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE

Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Enables you to easily create virtual environments and it is simple to use with Mac OS ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and KVM. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE report.
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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.The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.This is a good and easy solution for running virtual environments.The scalability of the solution is very good.The cloning is a very useful tool.This solution creates a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments.This is a highly scalable solution.

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The solution's compatibility is very good with multiple operating systems. The moving systems are very good and migration is excellent. These are the most valuable features for us.Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.We now have the ability to quickly build and deploy VM desktops for application testing with the snapshot ability to rollback, as required.Saves a lot of time compared to imaging physical desktops.The template option allows us to build a desktop in a VM, then quickly deploy as a linked clone.

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The technical support needs to improve.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.This should have better support for multiple network cards and some parts of the GUI should be improved.The solution should work to simplify the system. However, it should be flexible enough to allow for special cases.The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow.I think that this solution should be more user-friendly.This solution needs improvement with the business continuity planning, disaster and recovery management and using centralized data storage.

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The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.Separate physical network for Corosync/Heartbeat should be emphasized in the Quick Start or Getting Started documentation.Some of the more advanced features and options required for setup still need to use the console and hand edit config files.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Everything is free within limitations. Once you go over a certain level of usage you have to license the product.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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Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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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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Sample Customers
Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.Municipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company12%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Software R&D Company12%
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company11%
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company9%
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