With a blend of KVM hypervisor technology and Linux Containers (LXC), Proxmox is the virtualization tool which can revolutionize your development environment. Now available as a default option with all Hivelocity Instant Deployment Dedicated Server purchases, scaling and maintaining your virtual infrastructure has never been easier.
“In the past,” says Drew Adams, VP of Global Sales at Hivelocity, “if a client wanted one of our prebuilt instant servers with Proxmox, the server would have to be deployed with a generic operating system (like CentOS) and then the client would have to reload the server or request a reload from our support team in order to have Proxmox installed. Now, with Proxmox available as a default option, the time savings for both our clients and support staff will be seen immediately.”
At the core of Proxmox’s utility is the concept of flexibility. By combining KVM and LXC options, users can create different virtual machines (VMs) for different scenarios, utilizing both virtualization and containerization as needed. With full-virtualization through KVM, administrators can create fully-isolated virtual instances, each with their own OS and designated system resources. When more light-weight solutions are desired, LXC containers can be used to run isolated application instances, allowing for more efficient, precise resource utilization system-wide. With its web-based GUI and variety of available storage options, Proxmox let’s you design your digital infrastructure around your organization’s goals and needs, not your system’s limitations.
Part of what makes Proxmox great is its focus on scalability. Using its proprietary Proxmox Cluster file system (pmxcfs), Proxmox is capable of storing, syncing, and navigating through thousands of VMs with ease. By grouping VMs and containers into manageable kernels, you can integrate your infrastructure seamlessly across multiple servers, scaling and descaling instances as resource demands fluctuate. With support for ZFS, ceph, and a variety of other storage options, Proxmox offers a secure and adaptable means of storing your VM images. Best of all, Proxmox’s open source, vendor-agnostic status means it can integrate with your existing infrastructure while helping you avoid vendor lock-in.
Now, you can get the best of both worlds with Proxmox and a Hivelocity instant or custom dedicated server. The convenience of the cloud combined with the superior resources of bare metal. With easy access to the Hivelocity API, scaling your bare metal cloud is as easy as spinning a new virtual instance. Deploy any of our instant servers in an average of seven minutes, and grow your cluster’s resources on-demand. Whether it’s custom solutions or private clouds, Hivelocity is the provider you can rely on.
So, come see the difference today with a Proxmox-ready Instant Deployment Dedicated Server from Hivelocity.
Looking for more information on Proxmox? Check out our in-depth post, Is Proxmox Right for Your Private Cloud?, for more information on Proxmox and the advantages it can offer your organization.