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Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV
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"Oracle VM VirtualBox is easy to use.""Oracle VM Virtualbox is easy to use and does not require much training.""I like that it is free and runs on Linux/Ubuntu - I wouldn't use any other solution. I am able to perform small developing tests.""The solution has high performance and is easy to use.""Technical support is good.""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.""This product is very user-friendly and easy to use."

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"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.""The solution is stable.""The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available.""I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me.""This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.""The most valuable features of RHEV are all the tools, such as virtualization, management of cloud platforms, and integration of container environments. The solution has good compatibility between virtualization, content management, and cloud management. Having the full set of these tools is the advantage of it.""It's a scalable solution.""It is very stable."

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"It has some issues when you have some weird device drivers. For instance, when you have a weird sound driver working on your machine, and the VirtualBox needs to output the sound of the virtual machine into the sound driver of the physical machine, the bare metal, it doesn't work too well. If you tweak lots of drivers and play around with the different kinds of drivers and machines, you will probably break something. I have not played with it too much and maybe it already supports it, but it would probably be good to have the ability to use a container from the virtual machine environment instead of spinning off a complete virtual machine. There are other tools for that. On Linux, you have a DXE, LXC framework, and you have Docker as well. Docker is good because it is multi-platform, and you can run Docker on pretty much anything, even different processors, but it would be good if we had a VirtualBox running on it while spinning off containers instead of full virtual machines. The other thing that will become important, and I'm pretty sure that they are thinking about it as well is that there's this new hardware platform that Apple is releasing, which is an ARM-based new chip. So, VirtualBox will probably have to work on ARM-based CPUs as well.""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.""When I select the Ubuntu operating system from within the virtual machine, it sometimes hangs.""Oracle VM VirtualBox is not flexible, It's not like VMware.""The solution could be more user-friendly.""There are a few bugs that need to be updated.""The user interface needs to be improved.""Basically, the GUI and command-line interface need improvement."

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"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.""While everything needs improvement in some way, I have no specifics.""The documentation is not as good as it should be.""There is not any proper documentation on the site to reference.""This solution could be more secure.""RHEV can improve by keeping pace with new features and new enhancements. They should not be halted or delayed innovation because over the past quarter the enhancements have not been as fast as they have been previously.""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.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."

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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."
  • "No licensing is required as it is open-source."
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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."
  • "The price of RHEV is high. It is an open-source solution, the price should be less. The price should not be on par with a solution, such as VMware. It's not more or equal to VMware, it's less, but the difference should be more substantial."
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    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:We're still dealing with POCs. In the future, if it works okay, we'll try it in a larger environment.
    Top Answer:We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
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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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    Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    University12%
    Government8%
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    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Manufacturing Company20%
    Integrator20%
    Legal Firm10%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews while RHEV is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8, while RHEV is rated 8.2. 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 "An enterprise-level virtualization platform". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, whereas RHEV is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Proxmox VE and Oracle VM. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. RHEV report.

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