Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle VM VirtualBox?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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14 Answers
Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
Real User
Top 5
May 11, 2022

We're still dealing with POCs. In the future, if it works okay, we'll try it in a larger environment.

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Emmanuel FOMUDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 22, 2021

The solution is free.

Manager at Private Individual
Real User
Oct 27, 2021

The license I use is free.

Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 23, 2021

There are no licensing fees.

Pr. Scientist at PIEAS
Real User
Jan 26, 2021

This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge.

Director of Engineering at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Dec 16, 2020

It is pretty good for the price, which is free.

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IT Staff; Programmer at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 20, 2020

We use the solution for free. We don't have to pay for licensing.

Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
Real User
Top 5
Jul 29, 2020

The pricing is lower for VirtualBox. It's much cheaper than VMware, for example, which has very high pricing in comparison.

Product Specialist at Schoemans Offcie Systems (Pty) Ltd
Real User
Oct 16, 2019

The product is absolutely free to use.

IT Manager at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 10, 2019

Right now I am mainly using the free versions of the solutions. I'm not ready to spend a lot because I don't have too many machines. I do not qualify to be charged yet. So I've never worried too much about the pricing because most of my pricing is academic for the machines at school. But even being a school, I have a special agreement with Microsoft.

it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Oct 10, 2019

We're satisfied with the pricing the solution offers.

student with 11-50 employees
Real User
Dec 10, 2018

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

Ignacio Salom - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Principal Consultant at CCE
Real User
Nov 28, 2018

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

IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist
Real User
Nov 26, 2018

It is a very cost-effective solution.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
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Jan 12, 2022
How does Proxmox VE compare with Oracle VM VirtualBox? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Dec 15, 2021
Proxmox VE is a very fast and powerful solution. It offers feature-rich virtualization, has open-standards compliance, and also includes redundancy and failover capabilities. What I like about Proxmox VE is that it lets you rack and stack two or more nodes and enables you to be up and running with a one-node failure tolerance in very little time. Proxmox VE’s integration with ZFS is also fantastic. It allows you to create pools to store your VM images and data on very easily and their great web UI makes it easy to check drive health, ZFS scrub status, and other things. I think the best part of the web UI is that everything is configurable from the web user interface without having to use the command line. It also has graphs and additional visualizations so you can evaluate the performance of everything. Beyond that, even though you can use Proxmox VE on a single server, the solution makes it easy to set up a high availability cluster on multiple hosts if needed. Regarding Oracle VM VirtualBox, I would say its most valuable features are its virtualization, its compatibility with older OSes, and its testing of environments without causing interruptions or any harm to production. Besides making it possible to run multiple VMs on a laptop or desktop, its ease of deployment makes the solution appealing. Not only is it easy to set up, but the software is free. Moreover, it has a nice interface. However, I think Oracle VM VirtualBox could use some improvements on its reporting as well as on its network settings for VMs, which can sometimes be hard for the average user to find and understand. Conclusion: While Oracle is a safe and excellent option when it comes to virtualizing an operating system, I would suggest Proxmox VE because it is newer, has a lot of powerful features, and is a very reliable and stable solution.
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support and Network Admin at Escuela Carlos Pereyra
Jan 12, 2022
Proxmox = professional environments (any size). VirtualBox = small environments or test purpose Sorry for the short response but it is exactly like that.
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