VMware vSphere vs Oracle VM Server: What are the differences?
Developers describe VMware vSphere as "Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware". vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure. On the other hand, Oracle VM Server is detailed as "Open Cloud Virtualization". It is a zero license cost server virtualization and management solution that makes enterprise applications easier to deploy, manage, and support. Backed worldwide by affordable enterprise-quality support for both Oracle and non-Oracle environments, it reduces operations and support costs while increasing IT efficiency and agility.
VMware vSphere and Oracle VM Server can be categorized as "Virtualization Platform" tools.
Some of the features offered by VMware vSphere are:
- Powerful Server Virtualization
- Network Services
- Efficient Storage
On the other hand, Oracle VM Server provides the following key features:
- Fully integrated enterprise management from disk to applications to cloud
- Rapid enterprise application deployment with Oracle VM Templates
- All Oracle applications are fully certified on Oracle VM Server for x86
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We use VMWare vSphere to allow us to virtualise our environment. This means that we don't have to have as many physical servers to split our infrastructure as we would otherwise. vSphere also enables us to move our virtual machines between different servers as required such as if we need to perform essential maintenance on a host while keeping to our belief of having high availability of all of our services wherever possible.
vSphere provides a central management interface for the entire stack. In addition to application level redundancy, VM level redundancy is offered through HA and DRS.