"The continued uptime of our virtual machines is good."
"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"The onboarding process is pretty straightforward."
"Citrix Hypervisor is quick to deploy and easy to manage."
"Ability to move your virtual machines from one host to another."
"The solution's security is its most valuable aspect."
"It is quite flexible and rugged. It is also easy to understand and user-friendly. It is not as complicated as some of the other solutions. It has its technicalities, but it is easy to understand. You can easily pick up in a short period of time and understand how to manage the infrastructure."
"The solution is extremely user friendly."
"The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down."
"Virtualization platform that's easy to set up, and has good scalability and stability."
"Oracle is probably the best database technology out there. I've never found anything as complete in terms of feature and functionality and sophistication."
"It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself."
"Its ease of management and simplicity are most valuable. It is free, and you can provision an unlimited number of VMs at no cost for clients. They also provide perfect support."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager."
"It's a very mature product."
"The biggest advantage of Oracle VM is that you can separate your clusters to get your licenses agreement in scope."
"The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese."
"The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions."
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization."
"You need a licensed account to look up technical support."
"I find that the features in Citrix Hypervisor are not as rich as with VMware. It would be a benefit if they had some of the other features VMware has, such as the ability to expand a drive on the fly. You do not have to take down the machine to do it but in Citrix you do."
"Integration with other vendors and other applications could be improved."
"There are several areas that need improvement including the stability of the networking stack and networking management."
"Live migration is something that can be improved."
"The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly."
"The user interface of the version that we have requires improvement. They have already improved the user interface in the latest version, but we are yet to migrate to that. The new UI is much better. I would like it to be simple. It is serving all of our needs, and I don't think it is necessary to keep adding. We are able to provision a VM in ten minutes, and provisioning it in five minutes will not have any added benefit."
"If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2."
"Something that could be improved are the snapshots that go in the ZFS Storage. If you want to enjoy Oracle VM, you will definitely want it to go together with ZFS Storage to maximize on the snapshot facility."
"There have been some security issues in the past."
"There are currently issues with centralized storage."
"Deployment should be simplified."
"I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it."
Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.
Oracle VM for x86
Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.
Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
Oracle VM for SPARC
Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 17 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 17 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Oracle VM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, KVM and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Proxmox VE and Nutanix AHV. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Oracle VM report.
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