Proxmox Virtual Environment is an easy to use Open Source
virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.
There are many advantages of virtualizing your servers including the
However, some key features of Proxmox - like easy migrations,
independence of hardware and the built in backup facility - make it desirable to
run Proxmox even though you'll run only a single VPS on that hardware.
You can run a lot of virtual servers (if your hardware permits it) and can
enjoy the benefits of the built in backup and restore solution. Quickly create
new virtual servers on the fly for yourself, your co-workers or your
You will enjoy the ease and speed with which you can deploy new virtual
servers for your paying customers.
Also, testing out new operating systems or software was never so easy. Just
install the OS template, create a new virtual server from it and without
affecting your production system, try out that software package that you always
wanted to compile or install - without fear that it might affect the function of
a productive server.
You can also migrate virtual servers (without downtime!) between Proxmox
nodes. If you want to deploy operating systems with custom software already
pre-installed, then you can do that with Proxmox as well. Either buy a
pre-created custom OS template from us, or create your own and re-use it for new
Proxmox VE is optimized for performance and usability. For maximum
flexibility, the following virtualization technologies are installed by
New in Proxmox 2
This is the preferred technology for running Linux servers as it is the
fastest approach. OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ
creates multiple secure, isolated containers (otherwise known as CT, VEs or
VPSs). Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a
container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP
addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and
configuration files.Currently all Virtual Appliances are OpenVZ based and are
"production ready".For details see OpenVZ