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"The stability of the product is fine."
"The support staff in the tech support team at Oracle has improved. I find them extremely helpful and they give very solid support."
"It is simple and straightforward, and it will only require you one system integrator to do the job."
"What I like best about this product is that it's free."
"There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager."
"The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze."
"The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful."
"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."
"There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading virtualizing software solutions have this feature."
"This solution is not as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has made an effort to improve these issues with recent updates."
"The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the replication to disaster recovery needs improvement."
"Oracle VM should be more feature-rich."
"The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product."
"You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there."
"If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2."
"We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve."
"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."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly.""
"Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost effective."
"Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
"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."
"I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
"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."
"With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
"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."
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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.
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
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Oracle VM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 7.2, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Low cost robust VM soln with ability to patch with no downtime and free Live migration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Fast, very easy to use, and is rock-solid stable". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE and RHEV, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor and OpenVZ. See our Oracle VM vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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