Oracle VM Server for SPARC—Comparisons

Highly Efficient, Enterprise-Class Virtualization Capabilities for SPARC Servers

Take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle’s SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system—at no additional cost. Create up to 128 virtual servers on one system.

  • Consolidation of up to 128 virtual machines on one SPARC server.

  • High efficiency.

  • Flexible and secure live migration between hosts.

Only Oracle delivers the industry’s most complete and integrated virtualization. View the resources below to see the top reasons why Oracle delivers more value than VMware.

Reason: Application-Driven

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Oracle


Reason: Lower Cost

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Oracle


Reason: Integrated Management

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Oracle


Reason: Accelerating Application Deployment

VMware

Oracle

  • Virtual appliances are via a community marketplace, not vendor supported

    Oracle VM Templates offer pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machines of enterprise software including CRM, ERP, clustering, and management, enabling you to deploy in minutes and hours as opposed to days and weeks

    Best practices for accelerating deployment of complete virtual infrastructure via Oracle VM Reference Configurations

    Virtualize Oracle Applications 7-10x Faster than VMware vSphere


Reason: High Availability

VMware

Oracle

  • High availability is only at the hypervisor level; VMware is completely unaware of application crashes

    Oracle offers high availability for the entire stack—not just the hypervisor level

    Oracle views clustering and virtualization as complementary technologies

    Oracle VM customers can achieve additional high availability from using Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)


Reason: Architected for Efficiency

VMware

Oracle

  • Architecture is prone to inefficiency

    Architected for low overhead when moving from physical to virtual servers

    Aggressive testing with real Oracle Database and application workloads

    Oracle has a single engineering team for Linux and Oracle VM, leading to better optimization between Xen and Linux


Reason: Integrated Support

VMware

Oracle

  • Need to deal with numerous vendors for the complete stack and management

    One call to Oracle; no finger pointing at another vendor

    Full stack is certified and supported

    Faster time to resolution

    See what customers are saying about the value of integrated support:


Reason: Virtualization Built into the System

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Oracle


Reason: Comprehensive Platform Support

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Oracle


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