Proxmox Virtual Environment Celebrates 5th Anniversary


VIENNA - April 15, 2013 - Proxmox Virtual Environment, the open-source server vitualization platform, is celebrating its 5th anniversary today. When Vienna Proxmox Server Solutions launched the first version of Proxmox VE V0.9 on April 15, 2008, exactly five years ago, the software was the first open-source solution providing an integrated GUI for KVM and container-virtualization. With this approach IT administrators can manage their KVM and OpenVZ containers easily via a web-based interface. In the last five years Proxmox VE has become the mainstream open-source business alternative to commercial virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM or Citrix XenServer.

According to Proxmox, today 40.000 hosts in more than 140 countries worldwide use Proxmox VE with a continued growth of its user base. The GUI is available in more than 16 languages and the support forum states over 20,000 members. Proxmox Server Solutions offers several levels of support subscription plans for business-use, ranging between 120 and 800 Euros per year.

"When we first released Proxmox VE in 2008, there was no open-source GUI solution for container-virtualization with OpenVZ suitable to our needs," explains Martin Maurer, CEO of Proxmox. "That's why we developed Proxmox VE. Most virtualization projects focused on XEN, but after we tested KVM, we realised that this technology was more suitable to our needs. Now, five years later, KVM is the best established hypervisor in almost all Linux distributions. Proxmox VE is still one of the easiest to use but also very flexible open-source virtualization products, combining KVM and containers on one platform."

The Proxmox VE project offers regular releases and continuing development and is backed by independent and profitable Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, headquatered in Vienna.
Free download of the current version Proxmox VE 2.3:

Milestones Proxmox Virtual Environment:

  • First public release on April 15, 2008: Proxmox VE V0.9
  • GUI for managing container and KVM, available in more than 16 languages
  • April 2012: Proxmox VE V2.0
  • RESTful web API
  • High-Availability (HA) based on Redhat Cluster and Corosync
  • 2013: Over 40.000 hosts in more than 140 countries
  • Active community: more than 20,000 forum members
  • Roadmap Q2/2013: Proxmox VE 3.0

About Proxmox Virtual Environment
Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete open-source virtualization management solution for servers. It supports KVM-based guests, as well as container-virtualization with OpenVZ and includes strong high-availability (HA) support based on Redhat Cluster and Corosync. Installation is fast and easy with a bare-metal installer and configuration is done via the integrated web-based management interface. Based on Debian GNU/Linux and fully licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPL-3.0), Proxmox VE is a solution without restrictions for business use.

About Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH is an open source software provider dedicated to develop powerful and efficient server solutions. With its two core products – Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE) and Proxmox Mail Gateway (PMG) – the company offers flexible, affordable and easy-to-use software for businesses implementing secure and open-source IT infrastructures.

Proxmox solutions are widely used in businesses regardless of size, sector or industry as well as in NGOs and in the educational sector. The company also offers services like commercial support subscriptions and trainings. A worldwide partner network and a huge active community guarantee business continuity for Proxmox users. Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH is an independent and profitable company based in Vienna, Austria.

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