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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    71%
    Oracle VM VirtualBox ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    38 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    46 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    39 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    34 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    30 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    85%
    5 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    90%
    54 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    With a substantial free tier, AWS is a solution for fast, reliable and secure access to tools and workflows for any project. AWS is still the most intimidating cloud solution to approach. While there is no shortage to power and solutions, it is not for the faint of heart. It is easy to get lost while using AWS though the solution is there. Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) requires an IT manager with experience deploying applications and building databases. Comparably, Parallels is a much easier UI to navigate, along with many open source and free options.
    🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    It is best suited when you want to have different operating systems on your laptop or desktop. You can easily switch between operating systems without the need to uninstall one. In another scenario, if you expect some application to damage your device, it would be best to run the application on the VM such that the damage can only be done to the virtual machine. It is less appropriate when time synchronization is very important. At times the VMs run their own times differently from the host time and this may cause some losses if what you doing is critical. Another important thing to take note of is the licensing of the application you want to run your VM. Some licenses do not allow the applications to be run on virtual servers so it is not appropriate to use the VM at this time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    • Quick, clean access to the VDI images.
    • Easy provisioning of images to use based on multiple criteria.
    • Integrating with our other products (AV/AM, productivity, etc.).
    Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    • It is simple to install - there is no advanced knowledge required to begin building virtual computers
    • It is easy to use - adding new virtual machines is simple with wizard-based deployment
    • It enables easy portability - moving virtual machines from one host to another is straight-forward and simple
    • It is free
    David Currier | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    • Copy and paste does not work well
    • The performance is degraded during the day being slow at the end of the journey
    • Some user interface issues displaying the page
    • Sometimes when I type a word a letter is pasted many [times]
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    • I have had issues in the past when it has come to resizing VM disk storage. The issue is entirely detailed here: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/9103 -- the problem was caused because of having existing snapshots (which error message output was not detailing). I haven't had to deal with the issue due to my dynamic disk sizes not being small from the start anymore (this is mostly an issue for my Windows VMs where the base disk may need significant size for the OS). It looks like, for a resize, that a merge of all snapshots has to occur first -- one user on that list details a workaround to maintain snapshots by cloning the VM. (Note: 5.2 was just released a few weeks ago, and looks like it should prevent the problem happening in the future by properly informing users that it isn't possible with snapshots).
    • Certain scenarios, like resizing disks, required dropping into a terminal as there were no options to previously do so via the GUI. According to some recent posts, I've seen that v5.2 has added disk management stuff like that to the GUI (or will be adding it). I'm comfortable with dropping into the terminal, but in a teaching scenario or when evaluating the learnability of the tools, it complicates things.
    Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $21 per month

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starting Price$21.001
    Maximum Price$140.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Oracle VM VirtualBox Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    I give this rating because virtual box is inexpensive but there is another product such as vm ware that can also be used
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 9.0
    Based on 5 answers
    Easy and quick to use. Runs at sufficient speed even with 5/6 VMs running, and can handle a bridged network with ease. Easy to disassociate from the host to ensure the environment built within VB is quarantined should anything happen, meaning no risk to physical hardware.Quick to pick up. Quick to add new machines. Cloning feature very quick and comprehensive. I've never had a VM crash or freeze.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    AWS support in general is pretty good, and WorkSpaces is no exception. We haven't had too much need for support but on the occasion we have, they've been quick to respond and helpful. Our issues have been resolved rapidly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Oracle have a very fast response rate and a strong user community. One can geet help from many sources if they choose to research for themselves.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    We really enjoy using virtual box. We do not require to buy expensive hardware but instead we can minimize costs and maximize profits.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    Cisco AnyConnect is a VPN client and using a VPN can reduce the internet speed. It is not quite reliable as workspaces. Cisco AnyConnect is not at all optimised for linux machines. They suffer a lot from crashing and loss of internet speed. Workspaces works quite well even on linux machines
    Shanaya Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    VirutalBox is very similar to using Vmware with the slight difference in appearance and what might be considered a less polished look. However, what it lacks in polish and looks it makes up for in functionality, easy of use and the wide range of operating systems and features it supports without the need of buying the full professional edition
    Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

    • Positive ROI with superior control over usage
    • Large selection of relevant packages
    • Easily scale 1 to 1000
    🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    • For personal use, there is no monetary investment, I am running 5 CentOS servers flawlessly in my home lab.
    • Saves a ton of money in an enterprise environment by not having to purchase physical test servers. (Cost of Enterprise product is way lower vs Cost of standing up physical servers and/or cloud servers)
    • Makes virtualization very easy and friendly for everyone for test instances.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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