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What is Proxmox?

Proxmox is a complete opensource server virtualization management solution. It offers the ability to manage virtual server (VPS) technology with the Linux OpenVZ and KVM technologies. Proxmox offers a web interface accessible after installation on your server which makes management easy, typically needing only a few clicks.

Proxmox was developed by Proxmox Server Solutions in Austria under the Internet Foundation of Austria and is released under the GNU General Public License. Since it’s an opensource solution it can be customized as per your requirements.


Proxmox key points

a) Debian 6 64 bit based solution

b) Support latest Intel & AMD chipset

c) Combination of KVM & Openvz virtualization technology

d) Easy management Web Interface

e) Total control to create and manage virtual infrastructure

f) Broad Hardware Support

g) Optimize bare-metal virtualization to support high workloads

h) Scalable to 32 nodes
 

Proxmox Features

1) Management
Proxmox offers a simple web based management interface which is accessible after intstallation on the server. There is no need to install any additional tools or additional management nodes or external database. The management is done through the web interface based on a javascript framework and allows the administrator to control all the features.

Features of Management Interface

a) VNC console, SSL support

b) Based on Javascript Framework

c) Multiple Authentication methods

d) Dynamic updates of Resources

e) Create Virtual Servers & Containers

f) Handles thousands of VMs with Search capability

g) Role based user and permission management.

2) Flexible Storage

Promox offers a flexible storage model. The virtual machine images can either be stored on one or several local storage on shared storages like NFS and SAN.

Storing the Virtual Machines on shared storage allows for live migrations of running VMs with no down time.

Proxmox supported storage model

a) ZFS

b) NFS Share

c) Ceph RBD

d) ISCI target

e) GlusterFS

f) LVM Group

g) Director ( storage on existing file system )
 

3) Networking

Proxmox VE uses a bridged networking model. All VMs can share the same bridge as if virtual cables from each guest were plugged into the same switch. The bridge is then connected to the physical network adapters for the host server to which are assigned the ( TCP / IP ) network configuration so that the VMs can communicate to the outside world.

Proxmox supports VLANS , bonding and network aggregations which allows you to build complex flexible virtual networks for the hosts leveraging the full power of the Linux network stack.

4) Backup & Restore

Proxmox carries an integrated backup tool called as “vzdump” which creates snapshots of virtual guests both for Openvz & KVM. The vzdump tool creates a tarball of the VM or CT data that includes the virtual disks and all the configuration data.

Key points

a) Live backup

b) Backups can be scheduled

c) Graphical User Interface for Backup operations

d) Graphical User Interface for Restore operations

e) command line interface available

f) Monitoring via GUI

5) Live Migration & High Availability Cluster

Proxmox VE High Availability Cluster enables the definition of high available virtual servers. With the implementation of a cluster you can balance the workload on different hosts, increasing availability of virtual machines.If a virtual machine or container (VM or CT) is configured as HA and the physical host fails, the VM is automatically restarted on one of the remaining Proxmox VE Cluster nodes. In case of hardware maintenance, you can move the virtual machines on another node without any downtime, (or limited downtime).

we can move running virtual servers from one physical host to another without downtime.

For KVM based containers

The migration of a virtual machine, running from one physical host to another, is done without any interruption. In order to use the live migration, all virtual disks must reside on shared storage, between hosts, as a SAN or NAS.

For OpenVZ containers

It’s possible to achieve containers migration without downtime, even using local storage, so shared storage is not required. (No San or Nas)

6) ProxMox Private Clouds from Hivelocity

Hivelocity offers highly scalable single tenant Private Cloud solutions on several IaaS platforms including ProxMox, OpenStack, VMware, HyperV and more.  You can find a description, pricing and demo videos of each of these solutions at https://www.hivelocity.net/products/private-cloud/.  

Feel free to open a live chat or give us a call if you would like to discuss which of our Private Cloud solutions, if any, might be best for your business.  Every Private Cloud we deploy starts with our team of cloud experts consulting with your team.  Together we decide what solution best meets your needs and budget. 

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Rapid Restore

Backup your entire server’s data every night and have access to 5 days of rolling restore points.  Restore your server’s data, OS and configuration any time you need it.

Our Rapid Restore service saves the day during accidental data loss, hardware failures and virus contraction. Simply pick your recovery point and restore the data from that day. 

DDoS Protection

While our competitors may advertise DDoS protection, most often, they are merely implementing easily evaded router rules or simply black-holing targeted servers. They consider this “DDoS protecting their network.” However, neither of these solutions should give comfort to any online business. Should your site be attacked, chances are likely both of these options will end with your server being taken offline. At Hivelocity, we take the responsibility of keeping your servers online very seriously. For this reason, we offer two very serious forms of DDoS protection.

FREE

Every solution we provide includes our Filtering Edge of Network System (FENS). FENS is a series of proprietary systems that proactively monitors and protects the entire Hivelocity Network from most common Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

$15/MONTH PER SERVER

For an extra fee, you can enhance your server’s protection further with the addition of our Server Defense System. Our Server Defense System sits in front of your server, inspecting inbound data and looking for malicious traffic. The moment an attack is detected, it instantly begins scrubbing each data packet. Hivelocity’s Server Defense System delivers business continuity even in the face of massive and complex attacks.

Our Server Defense System is like adding an alarm and armed guard to your business, alerting you to and destroying anything attempting to jump that fence. Our Server Defense System utilizes internally developed proprietary systems in addition to Corero’s Threat Defense Smartwalls for data packet scrubbing. Each of our data centers is a scrubbing center with Corero Smartwalls on-premise, allowing us to provide on-prem zero-lag data scrubbing.

SSL Certificates

The security of your online commerce and protecting your customers’ data is as important to us as it is to you. When your customers see the green bar, they will know their connection to you is protected. We offer single domain, multi-domain, and wild-card certificates.

We offer industry leading 128-bit encryption certificates, allowing you to conduct e-commerce with complete security. Inspire confidence in your customers by displaying any number of seals and indicators certifying that your site is secure.

Load Balancing

Adding this service to two servers with identical content will allow you to distribute your load evenly across your hardware. Don’t lose business because you couldn’t handle the demand. Load balance and handle your biggest resource spikes with ease.

Firewalls

Stop attacks, prevent unauthorized access, and achieve regulatory compliance. Our Juniper hardware firewalls offload the work so your server never has to consume resources protecting itself from malicious traffic. A single firewall can be used to protect multiple servers.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage offers users redundancy and easy accessibility, ensuring your data remains secure and readily available. Scale to as much as you need for only a 20¢/GB.

Cloud Storage is distributed and replicated across many servers, protecting your data from hardware failure. Highly scalable, it can handle thousands of client connections via TCP/IP. Connect to your virtual drive with SFTP, FTP, and SSHMount and in the future NFS and AFP. Cloud Storage is based on a stackable design which is upgradeable up to 2TB per instance.