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Pros
"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."

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"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.""Great at solving connection problems."

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Cons
"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."

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"The price should be reduced.""Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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Top Answer: Oracle VM is inexpensive. It's open-source, but you pay for support. Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support.
Top Answer: I would like to simplify the processes to implement. When you want to implement Oracle, the steps that you perform could be simplified. The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly.
Top Answer: Great at solving connection problems.
Top Answer: I think that performance could be improved by making it more effective and less resource consuming. It's a little clunky.
Top Answer: The primary use case of this product is to connect to my virtual interpreter of VMs and the like. In the event of an emergency, or if the user wants to deploy a VM on his own virtual system… more »
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Overview

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.

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
Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Local Government8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
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Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 7.8, while VMware Workstation is rated 8.0. 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 VMware Workstation writes "Great for testing and solving connection problems". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, Hyper-V and KVM.

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