Virtualization infrastructure: hosts and clusters

Virtualization hosts remain an important component for your self-operated services. They form the basis for reliable, secure and efficient operations of services or container platforms under your control.

Requirements analysis and planning

Performance, availability, security and cost requirements are taken into account to develop a customized virtualization and storage strategy.

Installation and configuration

We install and configure the virtualization software on the hardware hosts as well as network and storage resources. The configuration is done with an automated DevOps approach via Ansible.

Maintenance and support

Continuous performance monitoring ensures smooth operation. We fix errors and always keep your virtualization system up to date.

Powerful open source virtualization

Especially when it comes to virtualization, there is no need to become dependent on a single manufacturer. We would be happy to support you in operating a cost-efficient infrastructure tailored to your requirements.

To do so, we consistently rely on KVM1 in combination with QEMU. In addition to simple LVM-based storage, we use established, open source enterprise technologies for storing data with ZFS and Ceph, depending on the requirements.

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Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE)

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Proxmox® is a trademark of Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH

Proxmox is a virtualization solution that supports both virtual machines (VMs) and containers. High-availability clusters can be created, including automatic failover, live migration and the ability to distribute resources across multiple virtualization servers. Proxmox PVE can easily compete with the market leader VMware vSphere / ESXi regarding on-premises operation. It has an easy-to-use web-UI, CLI or command line tools and a mature RESTful-API (programming interface).

Cluster Summary - Proxmox VE 8.0 Screenshot

PVE has powerful built-in snapshot, backup and restore capabilities, including revisions. There is also a Proxmox Backup Server for advanced features such as de-duplication, encryption and tape library support.

Datastore Summary - Proxmox Backup Server 2.4 Screenshot
Restore from tape - Proxmox Backup Server 2.0 Screenshot

There are also numerous options for the supported storage backends. In addition to simple LVM-based storage, established enterprise technologies such as ZFS and Ceph are available.

PVE-based solutions are also inexpensive. There are no license fees for the functionally uncut community edition. Although we, as IT service provider and Proxmox reselling partner, are the first point of contact for your Proxmox support, you can avail of the same excellent manufacturer support at fair prices as we do.

Proxmox PVE is open source and based on Debian Linux. Beside the Proxmox installation using the official installation media it is still possible to install and customize a Debian system by yourself and install Proxmox VE afterwards on top – something that would be unthinkable with VMware vSphere. KVM1 is used as Hypervisor in combination with QEMU, containers are supported via LXC.

libvirt and KVM/QEMU

For special requirements, we also offer you the option of building a customized virtualization server directly on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS or Debian, using it directly with libvirt and optionally with Cockpit as a WebUI. foundata has extensive experience in this area.

  1. It is a proven, leading technology. For example, the Google Compute Engine uses KVM as a hypervisor↩︎ ↩︎