Oracle VM VirtualBox Competitors and Alternatives

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Werner-Schonborn
Real User
Product Specialist at Schoemans Offcie Systems (Pty) Ltd
Oct 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is the ease-of-use. With the GUI, it is easy to set up things and configure new things intuitively. It is a very good interface. VirtualBox is not as feature-rich as VMware, but the GUI from VirtualBox more… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has contributed to the flexibility that we have running our network.

What needs improvement?

We are currently on version 5.1.38 but we are definitely going to upgrade to version 6. Some of what I would like to see in the future may already be in that release. For me, it would be great to have a function where I can teleport from… more»

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

The product is absolutely free to use.

What other advice do I have?

The VirtualBox solution is an absolute gem of a product. I definitely recommend this product to other people because it's super stable and easy to install and use. The only thing you need to ensure on your server is that you have sufficient… more»
VascoCampos
Real User
System Engineer at NoBoring Lda
Oct 23 2019

What is most valuable?

I like that this is an open-source solution. It is very powerful, and it's easy. When you install Hypervisor with KVM, you can transform it into a server with the graphical QEME in minutes, then look at what you have and remove all… more»

What needs improvement?

The virtual manager and the graphical QEMU for KVM need some improvement. In the next release, I would like to see some changes made to the dashboard as it would be nice to see some icons and some graphics when you are showing this solution… more»

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

This solution is an open-source, free platform with paid support.

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

I have been using VMware, ESXi, and Linux and will continue to use them while I get more experience with KVM.

What other advice do I have?

You can virtualize anything now, but in my experience, they are good for Linux and Unix systems. I have also used Windows. Even if you are using another platform hypervisor, as I do with VMware, you may get yourself in a situation where you… more»
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 14 2019

What do you think of XenServer?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for Citrix worker resources.

What is most valuable?

The price is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle.  The solution needs to offer better implementation of shared storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is not stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.  I don't like the cluster functionality, but it's scalable. You can put a new service inside, and it works. The only thing is the shared storage, which does not have a good…
Real User
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of Hyper-V?

What is our primary use case?

It is a consolidation of Microsoft services that we have on premise.

How has it helped my organization?

It saves us money because we did not have much in terms of this type of service before using this solution. 

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use, and it is stable. It is a good solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It can scale. We have 20 users of the solution who are in various positions at our office. We have two staff members to maintain the solution for our organization. 

How is customer service and technical support?

We have not used…
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