Fábio RabeloIT Manager at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Ability to patch with no downtime."
"Good visualization hypervisor."
"What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."
"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)."
"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."
"Deployment should be simplified."
"Integration with cloud products would be beneficial."
"I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach."
"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.)"
"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."
"All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
"Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
"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."
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.
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.
Oracle VM is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 20 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 7.8, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". 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 is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Citrix Hypervisor, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation. See our Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE report.
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