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Proxmox Dedicated Server

Proxmox offers a powerful and budget-friendly virtualization solution for businesses leveraging dedicated servers. Let's explore what Proxmox is, how it empowers dedicated servers, its advantages over industry leader VMware, and even how to migrate from VMware potentially.

Proxmox Explained Simply

Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) is an open-source virtualization platform built on Debian Linux. Imagine running multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single physical server, that's what Proxmox enables by creating virtual machines (VMs). It supports various guest operating systems, making it versatile for various applications. It is possible to run Linux and Windows virtual machines on the same dedicated server. Proxmox VE source code is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License which means you can use the software’s source code. Hence, you do not pay for the software’s source code (or license); you pay for the subscription support service. More information here.

Proxmox Dedicated Server

Proxmox and Dedicated Servers: A Perfect Match

Dedicated servers provide exclusive access to powerful hardware resources. Proxmox unlocks its full potential by letting you:

  • Consolidate Servers: Run multiple VMs on a single server, saving on hardware costs and simplifying management.
  • Optimize Resources: Allocate CPU, memory, and storage efficiently to each VM based on its specific needs.
  • Scale Up Easily: As your business grows, simply add more VMs to your dedicated server without needing additional physical servers.
  • Backups: very quick backup restore using Proxmox Backup Server solution.

The Benefits of Using Proxmox:

Here's what makes Proxmox so attractive:

  • Free and Open-Source: No licensing fees, making it a budget-friendly option compared to paid solutions. Plus, open-source fosters customization and a strong support community.
  • Web-Based Management: Manage VMs, storage, and network configurations through a user-friendly web interface.
  • Security Focus: Built-in security tools like firewalls and access controls enhance the overall security of your virtual environment.
  • Containerization: Proxmox supports containerization alongside VMs, offering a lightweight and efficient way to run applications.
NEW
Epyc U34

Minimum order 1  month

NEW
Epyc U34

Minimum order 1  month


CPU

AMD EPYC 7002 Up to 24 Cores

RAM

Up to 2TB ECC

Storage

8xNVMe 4xHDD/SSD

Speed

1Gbps


272.00€ /Mo.

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NEW
Xeon E23xU32

Minimum order 1  month

NEW
Xeon E23xU32

Minimum order 1  month


CPU

Intel Xeon E-2300 Up to 8 Cores

RAM

Up to 128GB ECC

Storage

2xU.2/SSD/HDD 4xNVMe

Speed

1Gbps


148.00€ /Mo.

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NEW
Xeon E22xU32

Minimum order 1  month

NEW
Xeon E22xU32

Minimum order 1  month


CPU

Intel Xeon E-2200 Up to 8 Cores

RAM

Up to 128GB ECC

Storage

2xHDD/SSD 4xNVMe

Speed

1Gbps


94.00€ /Mo.

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Xeon E5v4U26Q

Minimum order 1  month

Xeon E5v4U26Q

Minimum order 1  month


CPU

Intel Xeon E5-2600v4 Up to 18 Cores

RAM

Up to 256GB ECC

Storage

6xSSD

Speed

1Gbps


81.00€ /Mo.

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NEW
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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU

NEW
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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU


CPU

Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2286G 6C/12T

RAM

64GB

Storage

2x1TB SSD (RAID1)

Speed

1Gbps


87.00€ /Mo.

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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU

NEW
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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU


CPU

[Dual] Intel® Xeon® E5-2680v3 24C/48T

RAM

128GB

Storage

2x1TB SSD (RAID1)

Speed

1Gbps


121.00€ /Mo.

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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU

NEW
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Minimum order 1  month
Lithuania, EU


CPU

AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X3D 16C/32T

RAM

128GB

Storage

2x1.92TB NVMe (RAID1)

Speed

10Gbps


171.00€ /Mo.

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Building a Private Cloud with Proxmox and MikroTik CHR

Take your virtualization a step further by combining Proxmox with MikroTik CHR (a virtual router operating system). This creates a robust private cloud, allowing you to:

  • Virtualize Network Infrastructure: Run virtual routers and firewalls on your dedicated server, providing granular control over your network.
  • Scalable Network Management: Easily scale your network resources by adding more VMs as needed.
  • Cost-Effective Cloud Solution: Build a private cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional cloud services.

Proxmox Backup Server: Simple and Speedy Backups

Proxmox Backup Server, a separate but complementary tool, provides an easy and very quick backup solution for your entire Proxmox environment. This ensures your VMs and containers are always protected and easily recoverable in case of any issues. Just a single, separate dedicated server is needed for a very effective backup solution.

Proxmox vs. VMware: Why Proxmox Might Be Your New Go-To

VMware is a big name in virtualization, but Proxmox offers distinct advantages:

  • Cost: Proxmox being free and open-source eliminates licensing fees, making it a budget-friendly alternative.
  • Openness: The open-source nature allows for greater customization and a strong support community.
  • Ease of Use: Proxmox's web interface makes it user-friendly for those less familiar with complex virtualization platforms.

Can Proxmox Replace VMware?

For businesses seeking a powerful, cost-effective, and flexible virtualization solution on dedicated servers, Proxmox presents a compelling alternative. While VMware offers advanced features for large-scale enterprise deployments, Proxmox excels in its user-friendliness, open-source nature, and affordability. Many companies are looking to migrate away from VMware's high licensing costs, and Proxmox may be a viable solution.

Migrating VMs from VMware to Proxmox

Migrating VMs from VMware to Proxmox is possible. Several third-party tools and manual conversion methods exist. Here are some suitable migration tools to consider:

  • CloudEndure Migration Manager (freemium)
  • Veeam (paid)
  • StarWind V2V Converter (freemium)
  • Converter (Open-Source) (free)

Important: Carefully research and plan your migration strategy to ensure a smooth transition. Consider factors like VM compatibility, downtime minimization, and data security. Consulting with a qualified IT professional is highly recommended for a successful migration.

Bacloud: Your Proxmox Partner

Bacloud has extensive experience working with Proxmox, creating private networks, clusters, and private clouds. They offer dedicated servers and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions, potentially including Proxmox-based options.

By leveraging the power of Proxmox, you can unlock the full potential of your dedicated server, achieve greater control over your virtual environment, and potentially escape the high costs of traditional virtualization solutions. Consider partnering with experienced providers like Bacloud.

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