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.
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.
VMware's virtualization/ hypervisor has no awareness of the database, middleware, and applications running inside it
Oracle offers a complete applications-to-disk stack, and virtualization is fully integrated across all layers
Oracle’s virtualization solutions are aware of what’s running inside the virtual machine and can provision and manage applications, middleware, and databases
High cost of ownership
Very high license, support, and management costs
Multiple vendor tools needed for managing the hypervisor and what’s running inside it
Full stack management
Manages the hypervisor, physical server, and the applications running in it
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
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)
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
Need to deal with numerous vendors for the complete stack and management
Only offers x86 virtualization
In addition to Oracle VM, Oracle offers virtualization built into its hardware and the Oracle Solaris operating system
Oracle Solaris Containers and Oracle VM for SPARC allows multiple applications to be run on a single system
Dynamic Domains are included in SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers, enabling greater hardware utilization and providing a high level of isolation from other domains
Only x86 platform is supported
Oracle VM is available for both x86 and SPARC architectures