Proxmox VE Competitors and Alternatives

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SG
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
An easy way of providing near-zero downtime services

What is our primary use case?

Firstly, we use it to provide an infrastructure for a development environment. Secondly, we use it to provide services to end-users. A kind of clustered services, where underneath, there are plenty of virtual machines. Thirdly, these solutions were chosen because of the easy way of providing backups and zero downtime between accidents and issues.

Pros and Cons

  • "An easy way of providing near-zero downtime services, the operation of the instances between clustered services, and providing the projected SLA for our customers."
  • "Monitoring information could always be improved."

What other advice do I have?

I think the decision needs to be made by the architects of the solution. They need to be aware of the cost of such solutions, their requirements, and the constraints of such technologies. From a technological point, it's always a good solution. However, it might not be the best solution in terms of the total cost of ownership, and maybe there are better solutions like Proxmox. I would give VMware vSphere a solid eight out of ten.
LC
Project Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Extremely innovative, with key open source and non-proprietary features

What is our primary use case?

We are a company who sells the solution to end users and we're a business partner with Red Hat. I'm an IT project consultant

Pros and Cons

  • "What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers."
  • "Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable."

What other advice do I have?

There are other platforms like Proxmox that are very stable and good because they run on KVM just like we do. But if you have hands-on experience with Proxmox, for example, you know that the entire thing is full of buttons and switches and I believe most clients don't like that. Red Hat, and Gerome HCI keep that to a minimum and give the customers what they need to do to get their work done. I would suggest people take a serious look at Red Hat and open source, and what KVM offerings can provide to end users. KVM and Red Hat, the open source community, are different to what they were 10 years…
RS
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Good multi-platform support and easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization. This is a private cloud deployment model.

What is most valuable?

This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux. This solution is very easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

This solution is not enterprise-ready. The user interface needs to be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Proxmox VE, which is better in many ways aside from the networking and not being able to install unless it is a 64-bit architecture.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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