Virtualization at its Best
July 23, 2020

Virtualization at its Best

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is being heavily used to recreate network designs on servers for both troubleshooting purposes as well as deployment scenarios. VMs are generally created to host applications or programs that act as the building blocks for network, which are then imported into GNS3 for laying out the foundation of the network topology. Using such a solution allows the company to save on resources and makes better use of the available resources on the Server stack.
  • Optimal utilization of system resources, which in turn does not slow down your computer considerably.
  • Immensely popular among developers and students since it is free.
  • A well laid out user interface displaying all the VMs and giving details on each of them when selected.
  • For first timers it can be challenging.
  • Lacks in documentation because of it being open-source.
  • Redundant configuration for new VMs could be reduced by providing a universal configuration tool.
  • Less maintenance charges.
  • Reduced the overall cost of the test lab environment.
  • Saved on unnecessary hardware.

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VirtualBox is well suited in the following environments:
  • Organizations that are resource constrained.
  • Organizations that want to get full utilization of server capacity can use the platform. Since it is free to download and use.
  • Universities use the platform to educate students on the basics of virtualization as well as for assignments.
  • Organizations that have a low or strict budget use virtualization to reduce the costs.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

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