Oracle VM VirtualBox Competitors and Alternatives

The top Oracle VM VirtualBox competitors are
  • KVM
  • Hyper-V
  • VMware Workstation
  • Proxmox VE
  • vSphere
  • XenServer
  • OpenVZ
  • IBM PowerVM
Read reviews of Oracle VM VirtualBox competitors and alternatives
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VMware
Stephen Krujelskis
Real User
Senior System Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Most valuable features are * quick provisioning * High Availability * DRS for balancing workload. I definitely find vSphere to be simple and efficient to manage. A key feature that enables this is vCenter. It is super simple to stand up, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Benefits of vSphere: It saves me a ton of time, I can really quickly spin up new things to test them out or to respond to a need from the business. The way that it improves the way that the organization functions is that it makes us a lot... more»

What other advice do I have?

Aim for simple, go for fewer hosts with bigger resources, depending of course of on what you need. Don't try to do everything at once. Start with a basic setup and work up from there. We did not really see a performance boost with version... more»
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Microsoft
Shabarinath Thekkemeppully Ramadasan
Consultant
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Live migration * P2V * VM replica * Snapshots * VM export and import * Dynamic memory, etc. The advanced features, like Network Virtualization, have yet to be tested out, but I feel that they will be a game changer.

How has it helped my organization?

Hyper-V has become a real matured virtualization platform with Windows Server 2012 R2. The organization that I work for was having a virtualization environment on Windows Server 2008 R2. Since it was not optimally used due to the limitations... more»

What needs improvement?

SCVMM needs to be more user-friendly. Without SCVMM, automating is not easy to use and we look forward to the upcoming versions of SCVMM becoming simpler and more admin friendly.
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KVM
Vinícius Melo
Real User
Student at Universidade de Brasília at a tech services company
Jun 19 2017

What do you think of KVM?

Valuable Features: Low cost, if not lowest. Great performance and scalability. Security is top-notch. Free. • Room for Improvement: Networking configuration might be annoying depending on how you want to set it up; usually works fine, though. • Use of Solution: I have used it for one year. • Deployment Issues: We have not encountered any deployment issues. • Stability Issues: We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues: We have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Well, none. Technical Support: Unless you can count open forums? • Previous Solutions: I previously used VMware VM VirtualBox and then Workstation Pro. I switched because VMware is not free. •...

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