Oracle VM vs Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews vs Oracle VM VirtualBox which is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "The valuable features are the cost and the convenience of the physical machines, meaning that you can have multiple virtual machines that you can use for many other different tools". The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "Linux-wise, I go with the VirtualBox because of the simplicity. ". Oracle VM is most compared with vSphere, KVM and Hyper-V. Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with Hyper-V, vSphere and Proxmox VE. See our Oracle VM vs Oracle VM VirtualBox report.
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Pros
The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.Ability to patch with no downtime.Overall, the biggest performance is around virtualization and automation, you can build private clouds with Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager.The virtualization product Oracle puts out just complements the performance of the database.​Because of the virtualization for Linux, I use just Linux basically in all VMs, a few with Windows.It provides enhancements for network and storage configuration, policy-based management for delivering application resource flexibility, and a GUI.We've noticed that when working with Citrix with our Oracle clients who also use Oracle Linux, the monitoring and testing is simpler and easier for us to do.In terms of server provisioning, it only takes a few clicks of a button and a bit of install automation.

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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 environmentThe configuration and installation is pretty straightforward.The flexibility as well as performance wise and as well as data volume, we have huge volume stored.

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Cons
We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.One is the hypervisor. Right now, it’s all using Xen. What would be really helpful is to have some choice, and the underlying hypervisor technology use KVM which is very popular with certain workloads.I would say third-party plugins to other storage vendors. There are a lot of converged infrastructure setups; one that we have, multiple different hardware vendors. So that would be something we could definitely be looking for.I think more Command-Line options for the product, for deployments.Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool. However, you'll have to read a lot of documents and perform experiments in test environments to make it work for you.It doesn't monitor everything, which is a little bit more difficult. It doesn't seem to have as many features or metrics to monitor as some others do, so you have to make some homemade scripts to do it.With our current OVM Manager version, migrating a VM from one repository to another repository was really complicated, especially editing and manually matching the configuration.

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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.One valuable feature would be for it to work right the first time but it doesn't necessarily do that.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.The cost of scalability. You pay for what you use. It's free to download, free to install, and the support side has been very helpful.Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool.

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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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Consumer Goods
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Cloud Provider
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Comms Service Provider
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University
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Government
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Software R&D Company
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