Werner-SchonbornProduct Specialist at Schoemans Offcie Systems (Pty) Ltd
Prakahsrao JagarouAssociate Principal at a comms service provider
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS."
"The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good."
"Red Hat is the most stable system."
"Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal."
"Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects."
"The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware."
"The solution makes migration easy."
"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."
"It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period."
"The solution could use network virtualization."
"The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement."
"I heard that there are big differences between Red Hat eight and seven, but it's still quite difficult for me to judge it. I found it a bit more difficult to manage than version seven, which was much easier. In term of features, though, it is still not yet clear which is better. I have no clear idea of which features need to be changed at the moment."
"Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved."
"It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles."
"In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product."
"The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them."
"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."
"This is an open-source solution."
"I would say the price is acceptable."
"We are using the free version of Red Hat."
"I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
"We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
"We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
"The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.
Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.
Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8, while RHEV is rated 8.2. 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 RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV report.
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