[PVE-User] On VMware vSphere

Gilberto Nunes gilberto.nunes32 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 20:28:17 CEST 2014

I agree with many items pointed for Martin...
I always searched for a integrated environment, at least one that have
backup tool, mobile access, Cluster and HA... And Proxmox has all of them,
for free...

But I still think Proxmox Cluster could much easier to deploy...
The needs of special hardware, such fence device, and the instability of HA
itself, let the environment more complex to manager...

2014-10-02 15:22 GMT-03:00 Martin Maurer <martin at proxmox.com>:

> vsphere is the market leader and there is some great software, but in a
> lot of situations Proxmox VE is a good replacement. At least this was the
> case for several thousands of happy Proxmox VE users.
> The main reasons why people shift to Proxmox VE:
> 1. Open source license and far lower costs TCO
> Did someone remember the vsphere blackout in 2008 - all vmware support
> lines were overloaded, no one in the world can start VM due a license bug -
> vmware released a bug fix soon but as all their pages was overloaded, no
> one could get the fix fast, phone support was totally dead.
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/2652708/security/vmware-ceo-apologizes-for--time-bomb--mess.html
> Just a small example for hair-raising bugs from the big players. Every
> software got bugs, but if the sources are closed its impossible to fix by
> your own (or pay someone to fix it for you).
> 2. no extra management server needed, no SPOF in a Proxmox VE Cluster,
> fast setup
> 3. great hardware support, a lot of storage option, including Ceph RBD
> 4. Active and helpful community, but also commercial support for a fair
> price
> 5. Latest qemu/KVM and OpenVZ containers
> Of course, the list is not complete. Some users do also NOT trust US based
> software companies anymore, as the NSA has direct access to all their data
> by US law - especially customers outside USA are not that happy about
> this.  So just compare and choose what fits to your setup and needs!
> Best,
> Martin
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Gilberto Ferreira
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