Oracle is an old but wise player, and it always surprise.
March 24, 2022

Oracle is an old but wise player, and it always surprise.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM Server

It is the primary VM provider for 5 of my customers. We use it to host LAMP environments, and due to the close data center, they have in Brazil the ping is super low. This is super important as the apps we host are "almost real-time", and we need responses in the millisecond's range. Oracle delivers that even with traditional hard disks.
  • Easy config for VM.
  • Very fast pings worldwide
  • Cheaper prices than the competition
  • Free VMs to test the service and do development and proofs of concept work
  • Firewall configuration.
  • They should include the possibility of "cloning" a VM that is already up and running.
  • They should include SSD at all service levels, even the free tier.
  • for VMs is around 4 times the ROI.
  • for development the ROI is extremely good, as the free tier is more than enough.
  • for high performance DB is around 3 or 4 times cheaper than on premises.
DigitalOcean has no development free tier, so for startups is not as convenient. DigitalOcean DNS system is way easier to use than Oracle's. DigitalOcean firewall is also easier to use and implement. On the other hand, DigitalOcean pricing is more expensive for big VMs (like 64 Gb and 8 CPUs) and above.

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Well suited: development work as they provide a very nice free tier, datacenters in Latin America with very low ping, heavy loads for DB if you use Oracle DB Less appropriate: fast webservers as they use hard disks for several tiers, fast MySQL databases as the server is shared, auto-scaling functionality is not present.

Oracle VM Feature Ratings

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