Oracle VM Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Business Support Officer at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2020

What is most valuable?

Basically stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.

What needs improvement?

Realistically, I found Red Hat to be fairly usable. It was an easy transition from Unix to using Linux and I can't think of any real improvements necessary. If anything, I actually like check config better than system CTL. For improvements… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used VMware and then Citrix. We made the switch predominantly because we wanted to consolidate licensing. We were using Citrix for our VDI environment and it made sense to shift from VMware to Citrix Zen because the licensing… more»

What other advice do I have?

I've always used separate hypervisors so it's difficult for me to give advice. I'm more familiar with the other products so I would rate this product a six out of 10.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Several options were evaluated. I need to keep up to date on all technical offerings on the market, so it was really about doing a product comparison.
Matias Sundman
Real User
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

A big strength with KVM is that it is an open-source component. It gets improvements from Intel, for example, and the other semiconductors. It can be sized-down to a very small package. It can be used in embedded systems as well, so it has a very good performance and it is suitable from embedded IT… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a separation, so you could have KVM running in a few cores, and then you could have a real-time operating system running another core, so there is a hybrid environment with real time operating systems and Linux.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheaper than other competitors like VMware or Hyper-V.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared KVM vs VMware and did a proof-of-concept, but we decided that KVM was best suited for our needs when it came to device drivers, etc. We also considered Oracle and RedHat.
Sandy Aitken
VP Cloud Business at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is documentation.

How has it helped my organization?

I use this solution on AWS, which is pretty standard. It is fairly easy to use and has enhanced security. 

What is most valuable?

From a feature set point of view, I am quite comfortable with it. 

What needs improvement?

The pricing and tech support need improvement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not scaled it very high. I have only used it in small implementations. I only have a total of 190 people using the solution.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is poor. We are in Australia, but we do not have the same level of support as the US…
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