If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle VM, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Nothing is simple about virtualization software products anymore. They are becoming more complex by the day. Now, with the advent of containers, the complexity has increased. Nothing is simple. Users must be dedicated to understand these VM solutions.
I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.
We have seen stability challenges if the storage and network is not rock solid. In fact, the most robust solutions are those where the integration is already done, namely Oracle PCA, Oracle ODA, and Oracle Exalogic. These can be a little expensive for smaller setups, though the ODA is a very interesting choice in such constrained budget scenarios.