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Oracle Virtualization

Backed by affordable enterprise support for hybrid environments, Oracle Virtualization reduces operation and support costs while increasing IT efficiency and agility—on premises and in the cloud.

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Why is KVM winning over VMware vSphere?

Open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is part of Linux and is gaining market share and becoming the standard for many cloud vendors. Read this analyst paper to learn why.

From any desktop to any cloud

Use the world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software on your desktop and easily deploy to any cloud.

Oracle Virtualization is designed for hybrid cloud

Streamline cloud implementations

Leverage modern cloud virtualization and increase ROI with open source solutions that have enterprise-grade support.

Explore microVMs and security

Learn about the speed and security of lightweight Kata Containers as compared to other containers such as Docker containers.

Maximize your budget

Utilize a modern, low-overhead hypervisor to minimize infrastructure and software licensing costs.

Oracle Virtualization

Modern, open architecture with leading performance

Open source KVM environment and oVirt-based management with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle. Included with Oracle Linux Premier Support.

  • Open source, optimized hypervisor
  • Simplified management with Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager
  • Designed for hybrid cloud
  • Easy to move VMs to cloud
  • Security updates without rebooting
  • Hard partitioning for Oracle Software

Develop on any desktop, deploy to any cloud

Award-winning open source desktop virtualization software makes it quick and easy to operate secure, multiplatform operating systems on a single workstation and deploy applications to remote workers or any cloud securely.

  • Run multiple operating systems on one desktop
  • Choose Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Mac OS X
  • Easily create a multiplatform DevTest environment
  • Quickly export and import VMs to and from cloud
  • Increase security with 256-bit data encryption
  • Run legacy applications on modern hardware
  • Secure app deployments for remote workers

Speed of containers with the isolation of VMs

Kata Containers is part of Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment and is an Open Container Initiative (OCI)-compliant runtime that uses lightweight virtual machines to provide isolation using hardware virtualization technology.

  • Each pod runs on a dedicated kernel
  • Consistent performance
  • Complies with Open Container Initiative
  • Fast boot time

Open cloud virtualization

Oracle VM Server goes beyond simple server consolidation to accelerate application deployment and simplify lifecycle management.

  • Fully integrated management
  • Rapid deployment with VM templates
  • All Oracle applications fully certified
  • Free to download and distribute
  • Cost-effective, enterprise-quality support

Virtualization for UNIX workloads

Efficient, enterprise-class virtualization capabilities in Oracle SPARC Servers—together with the Oracle Solaris operating system—allow you to create up to 128 virtual servers on one system.

  • Consolidation of up to 128 virtual machines
  • Flexible and secure live migration between hosts
  • Dynamic resource management
  • Redundant virtual networks and disks

Oracle Virtualization customer successes

Customers across a variety of industries worldwide are succeeding with Oracle virtualization software. Oracle virtualization fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications, delivering more efficient performance, simplified management, and lower TCO.

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Cisco cryptographic services team reduces cost of virtualization with Oracle Linux KVM

Benefits of Oracle Virtualization

  • Leverage latest cloud virtualization for on-premises deployments

    KVM is a hypervisor in the mainline Linux kernel that can simplify the deployment of virtual machines in hybrid clouds.

    KVM in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Increase security

    Automatically patch your hypervisors with zero downtime.

    Learn about Ksplice live patching (PDF)

  • Secure application access for remote workers

    Oracle VM VirtualBox can help provide secure remote access to restricted applications while protecting classified data.

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September 14, 2020

Announcing updated Oracle Linux Templates for Oracle Linux KVM

Simon Coter, Senior Manger, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

Oracle is pleased to announce updated Oracle Linux Templates for Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.

Oracle Linux Templates for Oracle Linux KVM provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images. Use of Oracle Linux Templates eliminates the installation and configuration costs, and reduces the ongoing maintenance costs helping organizations achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations.

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Developer corner

Welcome to the Developer corner for Oracle Virtualization. Here you’ll find a wide variety of resources that will help you learn about new features and updates, connect with other developers, and participate in Q&A sessions about working with Oracle Virtualization solutions.

Get started with Oracle Virtualization

Download Oracle Linux KVM

Oracle Linux is free to download and distribute and includes KVM.

Download Oracle VM VirtualBox

Freely available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris x86 platforms.

Download Oracle VM Server

Complete server virtualization and management solution with zero license cost.

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