Jul 082013
 

Article by Chris Pentago

I am one person who has been fascinated by the virtualization. The idea that software can be able to take a single machine and divide it up to act and feel like several independent systems has never ceased to amaze me. The geniuses that came up with virtualization environments must be some really bright minded individuals.

Well, I have particularly been impressed by the way it can be able to simulate an entire machine with that has all the required hardware such as memory, processors, networking and all the resources user can wish for.

I have a list of some of the virtualization technologies that I have been privileged to try out. Do not worry, I am not exactly the tech junkie that most IT enthusiast are so everything you get from me is nothing short of simple observations without really going into the deep technical stuff.
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Apr 152013
 

I’ve received this news from proxmox press office, I really like their effort and their product and so I’ve decided to post their press release that celebrate their 5th anniversary:

Proxmox Virtual Environment, the open-source server vitualization platform, is celebrating its 5th anniversary today. When Vienna Proxmox Server Solutions launched the first version of Proxmox VE V0.9 on April 15, 2008 – exactly five years ago – the software was the first open-source solution providing an integrated GUI for KVM and container-virtualization. With this approach IT administrators can manage their KVM and OpenVZ containers easily via a web-based interface. In the last five years Proxmox VE has become the mainstream open-source business alternative to commercial virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM or Citrix XenServer.

According to Proxmox, today 40.000 hosts in more than 140 countries worldwide use Proxmox VE – with a continued growth of its user base. The GUI is available in more than 16 languages and the support forum states over 20,000 members. Proxmox Server Solutions offers several levels of support subscription plans for business-use, ranging between 120 and 800 Euros per year.

 
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Mar 042013
 

Proxmox Ve is an Open Source project developed and maintained by Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH in Austria under the auspices of the Internet foundation of Austria (IPA) and it’s released under the GNU General public license 3. It is a solution based on Debian 6 Squeeze at 64 bit, which duly “customized”, allows to create a virtualization environment of type “bare metal” based on OpenVZ and KVM technologies.

Proxmox Virtual Environment, today announced the release of version 2.3. The version brings new compelling features like KVM live backup technology as well as the integration of the Ceph RBD (RADOS Block Device) as storage plugin.
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Notes from RH: Virtual Experience

Notes from RH: Virtual Experience

Yesterday I followed the online event Virtual Experience, presented by Red Hat. The event was presented in 4 main areas :Red Hat Enterprise 6, Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Jboss, for an idea of the sessions available take a look here. I followed some of the sessions and from what I saw I had the impression that Cloud is the key word (or fashion) that is often repeated even in talks about  other  topics,  RH  surely   is betting a [...]

Kvm, Virtualbox or Vmware ?

Kvm, Virtualbox or Vmware ?

In this article I want to talk about three great virtualization software for your desktop computer. Why virtualize? The current computers have faster CPUs and  more RAM compared to those of 3 or 4 years ago. There is more ability to run a second operating system in parallel to your main operating system. But why [...]