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Open Source Cloud & Virtualization

openCloud&virtuliaioVirtualization using Xen Server

XenServer is the enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualization platform that contains all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure. It is trusted by demanding organizations to run the most mission critical applications and used by the largest clouds.

With Xenserver virtualization,  IP Technics can help your organization:

  • Cut costs.  By reducing the number of physical servers required in the data centre, organizations are able to save on their power and cooling costs.
  • Increase IT agility and efficiency.  Customers can easily adapt to changing data centre and computing needs by dynamically flexing capacity, optimizing VM placement, and automating repetitive management tasks.
  • Improve performance and user productivity.  By enabling ‘zero downtime’ maintenance, automatically recovering from hardware failure, and providing failover capabilities in disaster situations, end users are ensured access to mission critical application in all scenarios.

Citrix XenServer 6.2 provides very compelling reasons to standardize on the Citrix virtualization platform. The ease-of-use, flexibility, security and total cost of ownership of XenServer. The management, automation and cloud integrations capabilities provide a virtualization solution at a fraction the cost of comparable offerings.

  •  XenServer 6.2 is available as a free open source virtualization platform for all users
  • A datacenter automation suite that automates key IT processes Key capabilities include site recovery, high availability and memory optimization.
  • Optimizations for high density cloud and desktop environments to ensure the highest performance and data security including integration with other industry leading products.
  • A high-performance virtualization platform that includes the Xen ProjectTM hypervisor, XenMotion® live migration, Storage XenMotion®, the XenCenter® management console, XenServer Conversion Manager for VMware® to XenServer conversions

Virtualization using KVM

KVM – Kernel-based Virtual Machine – is an open source hypervisor that provides enterprise-class performance, scalability and security to run Windows and Linux virtual machines. KVM provides organizations a cost-effective alternative to other x86 hypervisors, and enables a lower-cost, more scalable, and open virtualization platform.

KVM is a unique hypervisor. The KVM developers, instead of creating major portions of an operating system kernel themselves, as other hypervisors have done, devised a method that turned the Linux kernel itself into a hypervisor. This was achieved through a minimally intrusive method by developing KVM as kernel module. Integrating the hypervisor capabilities into a host Linux kernel as a loadable module can simplify management and improve performance in virtualized environments. This probably was the main reason for developers to add KVM to the Linux kernel.

KVM is supported by major industry players such as IBM, cisco, Intel, AMD, Redhat, Novell amongst others. The support of such companies to an open  source project cannot be understated.

 

OS Architecture Status

Windows

Windows 2003 32 Supported
Windows 2003 R2 32, 64 Supported
Windows 2008 32, 64 Supported
Windows 2008 R2 32, 64 Supported
Windows 2012 32, 64 Supported
Windows 2012 R2 32, 64 Supported

Linux

CentOS / Redhat 6.x 32, 64 Supported
CentOS / Redhat 5.x 32, 64 Supported
CentOS / Redhat 4.x 32 ,64 Supported
Debain Linux 6.x 32, 64 Supported
Debian Linux 5.x 32, 64 Supported
Denian Linux 4.x 32, 64 Supported
Suse Linux 10 32 Supported
Suse Linux 11 32, 64 Supported

BSD

FreeBSD 9.x 32, 64 Supported
FreeBSD 8.x 32, 64 Supported
FreeBSD 7.x 32, 64 Supported
NetBSD 5.x 32, 64 Supported
NetBSD 4.x 32 Supported