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Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

I believe IBM Cloud is well suited for individuals who know their product but not so much for cloud strategy. IBM helps us accelerate and plan the cloud journey and allows us to scale. I wouldn't recommend the IBM Cloud if you know how to scale and distribute the servers world wide.
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Oracle VM Server

It's simple, clean and easy to deploy. The updates are only making the product much better. Kudos to Oracle Dev team! It has great flexibility but could use some work in the snapshot capabilities (but hey, remember - it's free). The management console is intuitive and does a good job at managing resources, keeping an eye on your templates and so on.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.5
Oracle VM Server
6.1
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.0
Oracle VM Server
6.4
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
Oracle VM Server
7.3
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.9
Oracle VM Server
5.5
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.5
Oracle VM Server
6.3
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.6
Oracle VM Server
5.0

Pros

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
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Oracle VM Server

  • Supports x86 and Solaris servers.
  • Cloning VM's is a very important feature.
  • Another extremely useful feature for us was the Live Storage Migration.
  • By the way, Oracle VM is free!
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Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • I wish it were a bit easier to manage user access.
  • The initial configuration process could be a bit more streamlined.
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Oracle VM Server

  • Not as flexible as VMware.
  • Could have slightly better templates for provisioning database nodes.
  • In terms of performance it lags a bit behind Red Hat's KVM solution.
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Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
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Oracle VM Server

No score
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Support

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 7.9
Based on 3 answers
We have had very few instances where we needed to reach out for support, but each time we have the response has been quick. The techs have been knowledgeable and resolved issues in a timely manner
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Oracle VM Server

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Alternatives Considered

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

We selected VMware over Azure due to the fact that it was already familiar and still offered the same cloud capabilities that Azure would have gained us. This allowed us to keep using the same interface and not have to relearn everything from start to finish with a new product.
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Oracle VM Server

Both are better than Oracle VM, but Oracle application licenses on them were too high.
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Return on Investment

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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Oracle VM Server

  • Extremely satisfied with the product, it's still developing everyday and we are happy with its progress so far.
  • It does its job in a very easy to use and reliable fashion.
  • Looking forward to the new updates and what help it can bring to our current issues.
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Pricing Details

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle VM Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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