PROXMOX: THE FREE SOFTWARE ALTERNATIVE FOR MACHINE VIRTUALIZATION AND HIGH AVAILABILITY
Server virtualization allows you to divide a physical server into multiple isolated virtual servers using a software application. Each virtual server can run its own operating systems independently.
This system can have several purposes:
1º Every time the servers, whether based on Intel Xeon Cascadelake Refresh processors, such as AMD Rome (EPYC 7002) or AMD Milan, have more cores or cores and more execution threads. Therefore, it is very normal for an organization or company to want to virtualize them. Virtualization is becoming more secure and the new AMD processors allow the encryption of the memory blocks used by each virtual machine.
This brings several advantages: cost savings in the purchase of hardware and its cost of ownership, reduction in power consumption, mixed Windows-Linux environments, test machines for prototypes, etc.
2º In HPC systems of a certain size, we can have several management servers or “head nodes”, in high availability and with shared storage, so that the failure of a server does not affect access to the cluster by users.
3º In critical Big Data environments, the equipment can be redundant, to guarantee 24 × 7 operation without stops. According to PROXMOX good practices, the ideal is to have three or more medium-sized servers, to have an N + 1 environment. That is, to have a kind of "Raid" of servers, so that in the event of a crash of one of them, the others can boot the virtual machines, without degrading the performance of the system.
PROXMOX VE is an Open Source virtualization system, based on Debian and KVM, which allows its use as a free solution or with professional support, for those organizations that want more support. SIE, as a Systems Integrator and Gigabyte wholesaler, offers turnkey solutions, where hardware-software compatibility has been tested, to guarantee the highest efficiency and performance on the market.
Proxmox VE is a complete open source platform for enterprise virtualization. With the built-in web interface, you can easily manage virtual machines and containers, software-defined networking and storage, high-availability clusters, and multiple out-of-the-box tools in a single solution.
In addition, PROXMOX offers other enterprise-grade utilities such as Proxmox Backup Server, an enterprise backup solution for backing up and restoring virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts. By supporting full and incremental backups, Proxmox Backup Server significantly reduces network load and saves valuable storage space. With strong encryption and methods to ensure data integrity, it offers a solution when backing up data, even in cloud environments, which are not completely reliable.
In modern data centers, the primary focus is minimizing downtime and keeping data secure. For this reason, backup software is one of the most essential infrastructure components you can invest in. To increase productivity, the easy-to-use Proxmox Backup Server allows you to back up your data efficiently and save space, restore it to flash memory, and effectively reduce man hours through simplified management with a user-based interface. Web.
Our company offers turnkey hardware-software solutions, virtual machine migration tasks from other environments, training courses and everything your IT team needs, allowing you to save time, resources and maintenance costs, your system virtualization, with professional services.
SIE Ladon servers implement serial redundancy both at the power supply and disk level, offering a 3-year on-site warranty and being able to contract PROXMOX maintenance within the same period and optionally extend it up to 5 years. As standard we offer 9 × 5 services (9 hours a day, Monday to Friday), with replacement of NBD parts (next business day), being able to hire 24 × 7 services, for critical management environments, through our partner IECISA and your call center services.
In addition, European Computer Systems has given a workshop on Proxmox by our systems technician Javier Viejo, a great expert in VMWARE solutions, Microsoft HyperV, etc.
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