Compare Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. VMware Workstation

Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 8.6, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "It is great for creating test environments, and saves a lot of time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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Pros
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.The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.VirtualBox provides an isolated, consistent environment

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
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.We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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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

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Sample Customers
Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.Akademiska Hus
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Media Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company24%
Retailer17%
Software R&D Company13%
Government9%
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