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open source virtualization

Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

It’s a common sense advice, and many IT managers use this to explain why their infrastructure isn’t virtualized yet. Server virtualization technologies have been around for more than a decade now, but some businesses prefer the proven reliability of good ol’ dedicated servers. (more…)

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs [1]. But many times, the virtualization software costs outweigh this cost-benefit. That is where open source server virtualization technologies make a difference.

Choosing the right virtualization technology includes review of factors such as cost, features, security and performance. Recently we were contacted by a hosting provider who wanted to sell cheap VPS plans to SMBs. In this post we’ll discuss our design considerations to implement a server virtualization solution that was affordable, feature-rich, easily scalable and secure. (more…)

Best open source virtualization management software

Best open source virtualization management software

Virtualization refers to hosting a number of virtual server instances over a single physical machine. Dividing resources such as CPU, RAM, storage and I/O among multiple instances, helps in maximum hardware utilization. Statistics show that every business organization has virtualized over 70% of their servers.

To manage a virtualized environment, businesses need a management solution that enables optimal distribution of server resources among various virtual instances. A virtualization management solution helps to do this without much time or overhead. (more…)

Docker in oVirt – how we configured ‘Container as a Service’ in oVirt

Docker in oVirt – how we configured ‘Container as a Service’ in oVirt

2015 State of the Cloud Survey showed that adoption of Docker technology was a rising trend, with around 48% DevOps companies using it. Docker is an open source project that package applications and run-time binaries into Linux containers. With Docker, developers can define project environments and deploy their apps quickly. (more…)