Oracle VM vs. vSphere

Oracle VM is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews vs vSphere which is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 90 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 vSphere writes "Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, vSphere and Hyper-V. vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Hyper-V. See our Oracle VM vs. vSphere report.
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Pros
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.It is a stable product.We previously used VMware but then moved to Oracle VM. I find that it works better than VMware in some cases.It is very useful for the project management of our company.The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.Ability to patch with no downtime.

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Gathering all of the hosts together to create one single pool across the enterprise is a terrific feature.It is a powerful solution that enables us to take a snapshot and clone any version of machine.It has high clustering and availability features. These features are not found with other hypervisors.We saved a lot of time and hardware with this solution. It also prevents fewer incidents.It is fairly easy to use and has enhanced security.It is highly scalable. We need to scale out and up, and we can do that with vSphere. We can easily add more storage, drives, or memory.It is highly scalable. We can add new hardware and expand the infrastructure easily.As an end-user, I would say it has allowed us to have the flexibility of moving around our workloads on different machines, and not having to worry if anything is down.

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Cons
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.It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.The web interface could be faster.Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.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.

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It needs to integrate better between multiple modules.This solution should have a better backup policy. Furthermore, there should be an ability to expose the universal machine. In the current version, you need to shutdown and use an offline virtual machine to backup.I would like to see VMware head towards a more GPU friendly environment.I would like to see more software as a service solutions.The technical support is poor. We are in Australia, but we do not have the same level of support as the US and Europe.We stopped using a lot of cloud services. However, I see that VMware has integrated with Amazon Cloud. We will now to have to move everything to the cloud.The management of the product demonstration is weak.In addition, I think some of the backup features or the prediction features can be improved.

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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.If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.I do not have experience with the pricing and licensing of the product.The price of this product is high. 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.

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The pricing is a bit complex.It is expensive. Other solutions on the market are free. We had to plan with VMware how many hosts that we needed in order to determine the price.The pricing is a little expensive. The licensing is a bit complex.The price is high. It would be nice if VMware made a price reduction.VMware licensing and pricing are a bit more expensive compared to others, like Hyper-V. However, you get what you pay for.I think the cost should be reconsidered. VMware is not the cheapest solution out there, despite the fact that it may be one of the best.I did a comparison between physical server to virtual. There was a point in time where we would size out a virtual server to be a massive size, then we'd buy a physical server of the equivalence. We saved somewhere around 20 percent going virtual, as opposed to the physical equivalent.The pricing is justified. It may be a bit high, but the features are worth it.

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26,934
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10,786
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11
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100,905
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46,114
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83
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1,289
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8.9
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
vSphere 6, vSOM, vCenter Server, VMware ESXi
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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 vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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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,Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Consumer Goods10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Local Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider11%
University10%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise58%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise51%
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