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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Kubernetes

    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
    8.0
    80%
    39 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    34 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    30 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Kubernetes

    88%
    16 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    90%
    54 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Kubernetes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    Kubernetes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Kubernetes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Kubernetes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is ideally when container orchestration is required, allowing to scale an application up or down depending on the workload of the application/service.Portability of the Helm chart definition makes it possible to change the hosting platform easily without rewriting the whole application stack or depending on another configuration management tool (e.g. Ansible).
    Patrick Gaspar dos Santos, PMP | 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

    Kubernetes

    • Makes sure that the workload remains UP & running by maintaining the desired state.
    • Gives a lot of flexibility in choosing the networking, storage, monitoring, etc solutions of your choice.
    • The biggest advantage is to upgrade the application with a new version without any downtime.
    • Portability of the code is possible up to a great extent.
    Asad Khan | 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

    Kubernetes

    • We had several problems with its NFS, which is responsible for syncing the code across the cluster
    • On several instances the pods go into UNKNOWN state in which case restarting the entire node is the only solution
    • As a user of the existing setup given to me, I wasn't able to allocate only some CPU cores on a single host. It was either all or zero making cluster utilization sub-optimal
    Nitin Pasumarthy | 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

    Kubernetes

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Oracle VM VirtualBox

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Kubernetes

    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

    Kubernetes

    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

    Kubernetes

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Kubernetes

    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

    Kubernetes

    Most of the required features for any orchestration tool or framework, which is provided by Kubernetes. After understanding all modules and features of the K8S, it is the best fit for us as compared with others out there.
    Anonymous | 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

    Kubernetes

    • Because of microservices, Kubernetes makes it easy to find the cost of each application easily.
    • Like every new technology, initially, it took more resources to educate ourselves but over a period of time, I believe it's going to be worth it.
    Anonymous | 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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