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"This product is very user-friendly and easy to use.""The solution is very convenient and easy to use.""The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.""The good thing is that it is multi-platform. Once you create a virtual machine in one particular environment, you can switch over to see if you can run it in other environments. For example, if you are on Windows and you create this virtual machine, you can actually go ahead and change the operating system. You can switch it over to Linux or Mac OS and see if you can run the VirtualBox on those particular machines. It even runs on some of the commercial operating systems that are not mainstream, such as Solaris and BSD. These kinds of operating systems are also supported by VirtualBox. The other thing that is good about VirtualBox is that it is open source. So, if you need to do any modifications for your own purposes, you can just download the source, modify it, and deploy it in your environment. It is pretty good and very versatile. You can create and manipulate virtual machines from the command line, which is also very important. It's something that some other products on the desktop side do not have. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop don't have a good command-line interface to create and manipulate virtual machines, whereas VirtualBox has it out of the box, which is pretty good.""It's a pretty good product in terms of monitoring.""The solution has high performance and is easy to use.""The snapshot feature is very powerful; it protects us from disaster.""Oracle VM VirtualBox is easy to use."

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"I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me.""It is easy to deal with when comes to application migration and its compatibility with the multiple component applications.""The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.""There aren't any bugs on the solution.""Customers are moving to open source and Red Hat is the leader in this particular space. I think customers feel more confident running Red Hat Virtualization than VMware.""This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.""What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.""The solution makes migration easy."

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"The solution could be more user-friendly.""The AI and the UI could be improved. The user interface is a little outdated and the AI is not very attractive.""The memory and hardware usage could be a little bit lighter. Right now, it's quite heavy on the usage. The CPU usage should be lower.""Oracle VM VirtualBox is not flexible, It's not like VMware.""The solution needs to improve the methods used for starting and stopping the machine.""When I select the Ubuntu operating system from within the virtual machine, it sometimes hangs.""I find the solution to be incredibly unstable, constantly falling over and not working properly.""It would be good if we could use Hyper-V Windows subsystems with Linux and VirtualBox on the same instance. Currently, to be able to use VirtualBox, we have to restart the machine into an instance of Windows where Hyper-V is disabled, which is understandably very inconvenient."

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"Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.""We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services.""The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas.""In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product.""The documentation is not as good as it should be.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability.""We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.""When we do a direct comparison, then obviously VMware does better in terms of having Fault Tolerance and doing active disaster recovery and these kind of things. This is something that can be improved within Red Hat."

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  • "It is pretty good for the price, which is free."
  • "This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "The license I use is free."
  • "The solution is free."
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  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
  • "We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
  • "The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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    KVM is easy to use, stable and flexible. It is mature and very fast. It is an affordable open-source solution that is easy to set up and manage. It offers very good security. It has a virtual manager… more »
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    We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
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    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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    Overview

    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

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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    Sample Customers
    Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    University12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Integrator20%
    Government10%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.6, while RHEV is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "A free and versatile open-source solution that supports multiple platforms and is easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Oracle VM and Nutanix Acropolis AOS. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV report.

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