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"For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.""Nutanix AHV is very scalable. It can go to unlimited nodes.""The most valuable feature is the integration between storage and compute services.""You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure.""The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems.""This solution is very stable and it has been running for the last three months, with no issues.""It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works.""It has a vs switch for the people who know Linux, in case it's easier for them to use AHV than it is to use VMware."

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"What I like best about this product is that it's free.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""Good visualization hypervisor.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines.""The biggest advantage of Oracle VM is that you can separate your clusters to get your licenses agreement in scope.""Ability to patch with no downtime.""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."

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"It worked well in the beginning but after using it for some time, we found some limitations in terms of compatibility with other software.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for containerization.""The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious.""There is no web interface for AHV.""My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster.""When we need to share, publish, or encrypt something, we still need to perform it using the command line.""In terms of improvement, I think that they could have more partnerships with providers.""If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor."

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"There are currently issues with centralized storage.""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.""The performance could be better because I need to purchase a lot of CPUs to perform in the workbench.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there.""I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it."

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  • "AHV is free, it's an open-source solution."
  • "Some of the features required additional licenses."
  • "We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."
  • "The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Nutanix AHV is free."
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  • "Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
  • "Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription."
  • "I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
  • "If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
  • "We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware."
  • "With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
  • "All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
  • "Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
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    For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure.
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    The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable.
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    I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use, and was quite straight-forward to set up. Since I have been using KVM, I have not… more »
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    Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The solution can just be set and you can forget about it, and the scalability is… more »
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    The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down.
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    Overview

    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

    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.

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    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Local Government7%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Nutanix AHV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 12 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews. Nutanix AHV is rated 9.0, while Oracle VM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Nutanix AHV is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V and Odin Virtuozzo Containers. See our Nutanix AHV vs. Oracle VM report.

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