My Oracle VM VirtualBox Review
October 03, 2019

My Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

Virtualbox is being used by our company for infrastructure on demand. We also use it for testing and spinning up sandboxes. Vbox is really helpful because it gives us so much control over what we are trying to spin up and how we would like to spin it up. It is being used by many developers within our company as a default standard for virtualization.
  • It is very easy for users to and navigate through the interface. The learning curve is not too high.
  • VM Vbox also integrates very well with our DevOps tools such as Jenkins and Chef.
  • Vbox also comes with great enterprise support from a very well dedicated company.
  • The API documentation would be more detailed
  • An increase in the speed it takes for a VM to spin up would help our pipeless hang less
  • Having support for older versions of windows and AIX would be great
  • We saw a reduction in the amount of environments requested from infrastructure team
  • The speed of our rapid prototyping increased by at least 2 folds, we got more work done for PoC at a faster rate
  • We were able to get more investment projects within our team due to how diverse our infrastructure could be
We feel like we made a good decision going with Oracle VM VirtualBox because it was more enterprise ready. They had great customer success team and proper API compatibility which allowed for great integration into our legacy tools. The support we got from the development community also help lead to faster pace development.
Overall it is a great tool, especially for users who want to spin up sandboxes locally, at a quick pace. This allowed for our team to reduce the need for cloud infrastructure, and have more control and customization over what we spun up. VMs were created, saved, copied, and destroy as we saw fit.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security