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Ignacio Salom
Consultant
Senior Principal Consultant with 1-10 employees
Dec 14 2018

What is most valuable?

It is great for creating test environments.

How has it helped my organization?

The features that VirtualBox offers me are the same as VMware or Hyper-V. They create a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments. You can go back to the original machine and you don't have to reinstall and do all of… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface I find to be lacking. If you compare it with VMware or Hyper-V, you have lots of room for improvement. I think that VirtualBox should be more user-friendly.

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

Pricing does not apply for us, we do not have to pay for the service.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do use Hyper-V and VMware. But, if you are using VMware for your desktop, and you want a management consult, you have to pay for it and it's pricey. And, Hyper-V's management is not really that great. But, Oracle VirtualBox is a perfect… more»
Edgar Jerez
Real User
CEO and CTO
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.

How has it helped my organization?

Having the flexibility to have VirtualBox run on a local machine, or over on the cloud.

What needs improvement?

One of the things that we need, because with LeVAULT we control the authentication layer, and we support multiple factors for authentication - anywhere from four to 27 factors - and we allow you to be able to raise your key's devices, as… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had other costumers that had used other solutions, such as VMware and Microsoft hypervisor, but I've pushed them all over to VirtualBox because of its flexibility and potential.

What other advice do I have?

The most important factor when selecting a vendor is probably the ability to have partnerships, to be able to work. Because any technology that we have, it works with Oracle's platforms. So it's important for us to be able to work with… more»
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Gene May
Real User
student with 11-50 employees
Jan 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The cloning feature is a very useful tool.

What needs improvement?

The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow. The networking needs to be a bit more robust. Also, it continues to upgrade itself, and I would like an option to switch this off because it causes slowdowns for the network. In addition, I… more»

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

I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated VMware and Docker before choosing Virtual Box. I chose Virtual Box.
Ofrates Siringan
Real User
IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist
Dec 13 2018

What do you think of Oracle VM VirtualBox?

What is our primary use case?

For enterprise deployment, IT infrastructure, data center and server virtualization infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

Most valuable attributes include: Virtual machine and disc cloning Migration Disaster and recovery management

What needs improvement?

I think this solution needs improvement with the business continuity planning, disaster and recovery management, and using centralized data storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. It is great. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a highly scalable solution for our infrastructure. We have over 1000 people using this solution. They are using a computer…
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?

How has it helped my organization?

Desktop-based virtualization is a huge help in speeding product development.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It works perfectly for the task. We've had no issues with instability. It's a solid open-source product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues scaling it for our needs.

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What is Oracle VM VirtualBox?

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualizer for x86 servers and desktops, and is also for embedded usage. With this product, you can run multiple operating systems on a single machine, all at the same time, making it a powerful tool to test, develop, demonstrate and deploy solutions.

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a professional solution that is also freely available as Open Source Software. It is for both enterprise and home use. This x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software is high performing and rich in features. 

Oracle VM Virtualbox currently runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh. It also supports many guest operating systems, such as Windows, DOX/Windows 3. Linux, OS/2, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

Oracle VM VirtualBox customers

Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.

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