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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Kernel-based Virtual Machine is very well suited when one needs a single-node virtualization host or needs to build a complex demo setting on their own notebook (e.g. when demonstrating solutions to a customer).
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM Server

Oracle VM Server is well-suited for long term deployment where you have to invest a lot. But, it is best recommended in the development phase and UAT, as there is a lot of services that are missing
Felix Rufus Nadar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
6.8
Oracle VM Server
4.3
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
5.0
Oracle VM Server
1.1
Management console
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
5.0
Oracle VM Server
8.0
Live virtual machine migration
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
9.2
Oracle VM Server
6.4
Hypervisor-level security
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
8.0
Oracle VM Server
2.0
Live virtual machine backup
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM Server
4.0

Pros

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • Easy way to work with OpenStack
  • Better performance with the Linux OS
  • Lowest Cost
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • KVM itself doesn't ship with a management interface
  • KVM itself is a bit complicated to handle
  • KVM needs Qemu to virtualize Windows guests
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM Server

  • Management/GUI is uncomfortable.
  • Remote control via VNC is hard to use with graphic interface and for terminal we have SSH configuration and maintenance is not as straight forward as in VMware, Xen or even Microsoft Hyper-V.
Itsik Tsarfati | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

It is a very reliable solution that can be used for x86 architecture virtualization with low overhead. It is a free and open source software. Easy to use withOpenStack.
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM Server

Felix Rufus Nadar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • KVM normally enables customers to fullfill their business goals very fast and it is free, so there is a very small time window from implementation to "investment is returned"
  • If IT staff doesn't have hardcore Linux experience, they will need proper learning time until they'll be able to handle KVM
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
9.5
Oracle VM Server
7.0

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