Container and hardware e-virtualization under one roof

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Proxmox offers administrators an easily manageable virtualization platform for OpenVZ and KVM virtual machines. Although you can manage virtual clusters, servers, and machines with the web tools offered by VMware (vSphere) or Citrix (Xen), these tools do entail a substantial investment up front. Proxmox is open source. Additionally, Proxmox lets you set up clusters, provides a backup tool, and supports a variety of storage technologies (LVM Groups, iSCSI, or NFS sharing). However, if your corporate planning envisions desktop virtualization or cloud computing, and you need convenient deployment of virtual desktops or ISOs, commercial solutions will be the better solution in the long term. Proxmox VE offers surprising capability and features for free.

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