Oracle VM vs. XenServer

Oracle VM is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 2 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 XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, vSphere and Hyper-V. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our Oracle VM vs. XenServer 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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We find there are good central maintenance and central management panels.

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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 improvement with the security features.

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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 and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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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.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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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, U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Local Government10%
Consumer Goods10%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider11%
University10%
Government7%
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Cloud Provider9%
Integrator9%
Insurance Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider16%
Transportation Company7%
University7%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise39%
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