Hyper-V Competitors and Alternatives

The top Hyper-V competitors are
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • KVM
  • VMware Workstation
  • vSphere
  • Proxmox VE
  • XenServer
  • Oracle VM
  • Nutanix Acropolis
Read reviews of Hyper-V competitors and alternatives
Oracle VM Logo
Oracle
Claude Saulais
Real User
Project Manager & PeopleSoft Administrator at CMPA
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Quick provisioning is the most valuable feature. It comes bundled with Oracle Database Appliance and we use it for our PeopleSoft instances. You... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I’ve mentioned, it’s all about speed, quickness; do it pretty quick. We also have customizations. If we have a base image, we can take that... more»

What needs improvement?

We're using NFS, which I've been informed might not be the best file system to be using. However, with the latest version, apparently, there are... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The reason we decided to invest in this new solution was all about cost. We were going with an n-tier architecture. We had 12 physical servers.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look at what other people are doing, take notes and talk to your Oracle rep. They really come on board and help you out through the process.
ClinicalAppsSpec668
Real User
Clinical Applications Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 06 2017

What do you think of Oracle VM VirtualBox?

Improvements to My Organization: Desktop-based virtualization is a huge help in speeding product development. • Valuable Features: VirtualBox provides an isolated, consistent environment I can use to experiment with software configurations or create developer sandboxes without affecting the consistency of my own work environment. • Room for Improvement: It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be. • Stability Issues: It works perfectly for the task. We've had no issues with instability. It's a solid open-source product. • Scalability Issues: We have had no issues scaling it for our needs.
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VMware
Mikael Korsgaard Jensen
Real User
Server Manager at Herning Kommune
Oct 15 2018

What is most valuable?

For me, the most valuable feature would be the EVC, but EVC has been changed to be per-VM which makes it possible for us to migrate the VMs to cloud and not take into account what... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since we started using vSphere, there hasn't been as much of a performance boost, but more flexibility and stability. We've actually been running vSphere or ESX since 2003. How... more»

What needs improvement?

Where I think there is room for improvement is in the HTML5 interface in vCenter. What it lacks, for me, is integrating into VMware's other products, especially NSX.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be just get started as soon as possible. At the moment, we are not using VMware Cloud on AWS, but that's because we're still trying to get ahold of legislation... more»

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