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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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"Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.""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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""The solution allows for easy integrations.""The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is migration.""The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.""Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160)."

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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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"This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.""The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.""I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.""The solution needs a better billing system.""We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work, specifically shared storage between the virtual machines, is difficult.""If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.""The virtualization can be better.""The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)"

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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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"Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.""Zero - this is a free solution.""The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional.""I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: This is just an off the cuff quick response and not a well researched documented and referenced design. It is, however, a conclusion after time spent in making some choices on stacks with the intent… more »
Top Answer: There are many features included with Proxmox.
Top Answer: It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost.
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Overview

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

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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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
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Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company21%
Media Company6%
Educational Organization5%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise30%
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Midsize Enterprise7%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,705 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 20 reviews. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere and RHEV. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE report.

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