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Collax Inter-V - Clustering made simple

Collax FlexibleITCreate clusters in few clicks

 Collax Inter-V cluster managementInter-V is an add-on module that allows your V-Cube to create and manage a cluster of servers very easily.

A cluster of servers based on Collax V-Cube can be set-up very easily:

  • Take two or more machines
  • Add Collax V-Cube - installation takes about 10 minutes
  • Add the Collax Inter-V (clustering module) - a few clicks and 5 minutes
  • Connect to your iSCSI SAN 

Ready to go with a cluster of servers!

General features:

  • Set-up in a few clicks
  • Centralised web management
  • Unlimited number of nodes
  • It doesn't require a management node
  • Seamless live migration between nodes
  • Supports iSCSI targets
  • Configurable as a "SANless" HA using V-SAN (2 nodes)
  • Automatic fail-over and VMs migration
  • Integrated Backup, Restore and V-Recovery feature
  • Includes P2V and V2P (Physical to Virtual e Virtual to Physical) migration tools
You can test the Inter-V features by default downloading a free version.

The free version will allow you to evaluate Collax V-Cube's features. To activate its modules please contact us to request a temporary activation key.

Collax V-Cube

The virtualisation solution for SMEsCollax FlexibleIT Logo

Collax V-Cube - virtualisation, high availability and clusteringCollax V-Cube represents, for small to medium sized companies, the opportunity of benefiting from the same virtualisation solutions used by large organisations but at a fraction of the cost.

V-Cube is based on technologies supported by other known brands like RedHat, IBM or Intel but optimised and adapted to satisfy the requirements of smaller infrastructures. Set-up and management are so simple that can take less than half an hour, for a technician not specialised in virtualisation technologies, to install a Collax V-Cube.

Thanks to the provided migration tools existing servers can be consolidated on the V-Cube virtualisation environment with very little downtime.


Collax's virtualisation platform is performing a lot better than the competition so many companies migrate to it, even from free of charge platforms (like VMware ESXi, Xen Server and Microsoft Hyper-V), as they can fit more virtual servers on the same hardware. Then being managed by just using a browser it makes it easier to support it from wherever you are.

The following graphic shows Collax V-Cube's architecture:


V-Cube virtualisation architecture with KVM


V-Cube can operate as a single server, as a highly available configuration or as a cluster with hundreds of nodes thanks to the Inter-V and the V-SAN modules.

General features:

  • Installation can be done in few minutes
  • Centralised web management
  • Unlimited number of virtual machines
  • Nearly zero performance loss compared to physical installation
  • Memory usage optimisation and reduction with KSM (Kernel Samepage Merging)
  • Natively supports Thin Provisioning and memory overcommitment
  • You can assign a PCI device, serial or USB port to a specific VM
  • Seamless live migration
  • Live VM snapshots
  • Fast VM deployment with templates
  • Supports VMWare Server/Workstation disk images
  • No need for dedicated control node
  • You can natively exchange disk images with RedHat Enterprise Virtualisation servers
  • Integrated Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery tools
  • Includes P2V and V2P (Physical to Virtual and Virtual to Physical) migration tools

 

Following this link you can download a trial version of Collax V-Cube.

To activate the clustering and high availability features contact us to obtain a trial activation key.

Collax V-Cube -Virtualizzazione e business continuity

Soluzione di virtualizzazione per le PMICollax FlexibleIT

 

Collax V-Cube - virtualizzazione, alta disponibilità ed embedded SAN Collax V-Cube rappresenta per le piccole e medie aziende l'opportunità di ottenere gli stessi servizi di virtualizzazione utilizzati da grandi aziende e multinazionali ma ad una frazione del costo e con una semplicità di gestione senza eguali.

La soluzione V-Cube può essere installata e configurata in meno di mezz'ora anche da tecnici non specializzati in virtualizzazione e l'installazione di sistemi operativi client e server sia Microsoft che Linux avviene spesso in tempi inferiori rispetto all'installazione su hardware nativo.

Grazie alle ottimizzazioni di accesso alle componenti server spesso si ottiene un sensibile miglioramento delle prestazioni degli applicativi migrati da macchine fisiche all'ambiente di virtualizzazione V-Cube.

Il seguente schema rappresenta in modo semplificato l'architettura di Collax V-Cube:


Architettura di virtualizzazione con Collax V-Cube e KVM


Sia per una singola macchina virtuale che per un cluster di decine di server grazie ai moduli Inter-V e V-SAN tutte le esigenze sono soddisfatte.

Caratteristiche generali di Collax V-Cube:

  • Installazione in pochi minuti
  • Gestione centralizzata via interfaccia web
  • Numero illimitato di server virtuali per nodo
  • Praticamente nessuna perdita prestazionale delle macchine virtualizzate rispetto all'installazione su server fisico
  • Ottimizzazione e riduzione dell'utilizzo della memoria tramite KSM (Kernel Samepage Merging)
  • Nativamente supporta Thin Provisioning per ottimizzare l'utilizzo dello storage
  • Assegna adattatori PCI aggiuntivi, porte seriali ed USB a specifiche macchine virtuali
  • Live migration delle macchine virtuali tra i nodi
  • Si possono creare snapshots delle macchine virtuali senza down time
  • Creazione e replica macchine virtuali tramite template
  • Supporta nativamente i file immagine di VMWare Server/Workstation
  • Non è necessario creare un nodo di controllo dedicato
  • Essendo basato su KVM può essere usato in combinazione con piattaforme RedHat Enterprise Virtualisation
  • Backup e Restore integrato
  • Include i tools per la migrazione P2V e V2P (Physical to Virtual e Virtual to Physical)
Se volete provare le funzionalità di Collax V-Cube seguite questo link per default scaricare la versione gratuita .

La versione gratuita vi permetterà di valutare le funzionalità di Collax v-Cube come ambiente di virtualizzazione. Per poter attivare i moduli di clustering ed embedded SAN richiedeteci una chiave di attivazione temporanea.

Collax V-Family - Virtualisation, HA and Clustering

Collax FlexibleITVirtualisation, High Availability & Clustering

 Whether you look to consolidate your IT infrastructure or to reduce your single server downtime, in case of hardware failure, server virtualisation is generally a very good option.

Brands like VMWare, Xen and RedHat are quite good in providing solutions for medium to large companies with the large budgets required to cover licensing, infrastructure and highly specialised consultancy costs so SMEs are, often, not even considering server virtualisation as they expect costs to be well above their expenditure targets.

Collax, with its V-Cube virtualisation platform and its add-on modules, put within SMEs' reach those solutions by not only reducing the costs but also by increasing their efficiency and simplifying their management.

Collax V-Cube can by used as a single server virtualisation platform to host your Linux and Windows servers or, with the Inter-V module, as a complete clustered solution.

Adding the V-Store modules, configured on 2 servers, your company will be able to keep working even if one of the servers develops a fault as all your virtual servers will move automatically on the other server. During normal operation the servers will share the load increasing the lifespan of your physical IT infrastructure.

Collax V-Cube

Collax V-Cube

Virtualisation platform
  • 32/64bit virtualisation environment
  • Unlimited virtual machines
  • Local and iSCSI storage
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Memory usage optimisation (KSM)
  • PCI Passthrough
  • Serial and USB ports redirection
  • P2V/V2P migration tool
  • Web based management
  • Integrated backup, restore and DR
  • Automatic snapshots

Collax Inter-V

Inter-V Clustering extension

Clustering extension
  • Single management interface
  • Live migration tools
  • High availability
  • NFS, iSCSI, FC SAN storage
  • Integrated virtual switches
  • Channel bonding

Collax V-SAN

V-Store Embedded SAN

Embedded SAN
  • SANless configuration
  • VMs running from local storage
  • Reduces infrastructure costs
  • Increases VMs performances
  • Real time data replication between nodes
  • Fast live migration between nodes
  • Storage on Cluster File System (OCFS2)

Collax V-Family - Virtualizzazione, HA e cluster

Virtualizzazione, alta disponibilità e clusteringCollax FlexibleIT

 Che la virtualizzazione dei server aziendali permetta di ridurre il numero di macchine fisiche da dover gestire ed i relativi costi di manutenzione e consumi energetici è stato assodato da tempo ma anche nel caso in cui in azienda vi sia un solo server, in caso di guasto, è sicuramente più facile e rapido ripristinare da un backup un server virtuale che reinstallare tutto il software.

Brand conosciuti come VMWare, Xen, Oracle e RedHat tendono a fornire degli ambienti di virtualizzazione mirati principalmente ad aziende medio/grandi.
Collax ha creato la serie V-Family non come replacement generale a VMWare o RedHat nelle grandi infrastrutture ma per soddisfare le esigenze delle piccole e medie aziende con una soluzione pronta all'uso in pochi minuti che dal punto di vista prestazionale e di sicurezza non ha nulla da invidiare ai brand succitati.

Prodotti come Oracle e RedHat condividono con Collax diverse scelte tecnologiche il che è sicuramente una garanzia della qualità della nostra soluzione ed è ideale come entry level in previsione di una futura migrazione od integrazione a RedHat Enterprise Virtualisation for Servers in quanto le macchine virtuali create su Collax sono nativamente compatibili con RHEV.

Collax V-Family è composta dalla piattaforma V-Cube sulla quale si possono attivare i moduli aggiuntivi Inter-V e V-SAN.

Collax V-Cube

Collax V-Cube

Piattaforma di virtualizzazione
  • Virtualizzazione 32/64bit
  • Macchine virtuali illimitate
  • Storage locale e SAN iSCSI
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Ottimizzazione utilizzo della memoria (KSM)
  • PCI Passthrough
  • Accesso diretto a porte seriali e USB
  • Migrazione P2V/V2P
  • Gestione via web
  • Backup e restore integrato

Collax Inter-V

Inter-V Clustering ed alta affidabilità

Estensione clustering
  • Alta disponibilità
  • Live migration
  • Storage su SAN iSCSI
  • Switch virtuale integrato
  • Channel bonding
  • Gestione cluster centralizzata

Collax V-SAN

V-Store Embedded SAN

Embedded SAN
  • SAN integrata nel cluster
  • Aumento delle performance di accesso ai dati (10+GBit/s)
  • Replica in tempo reale dei dati
  • Supporto per Cluster File System (OCFS2)

Collax V-SAN - SANless high availability

Collax FlexibleITCollax V-SAN - SANless high availability


V-Store embedded SANMost highly available (HA) configurations require separate shared storage units that allows to restart the virtual machines on the other node. Those units, called SAN (Storage Area Network) are connected with Fiber Channel or InfiniBand links and can be very complex to manage and expensive putting them out of reach of small and medium size company's budgets.

The Embedded SAN solution provided by the Collax V-SAN module eliminates complexity, reduces costs and increases the performances making it an excellent solution for small companies or departmental requirements.

With Collax V-SAN creates a shared virtual storage using the local drives, which is seen by both servers as a single large disk, so you can install an run your Windows or Linux virtual machines on each server.

Collax Highly Available Configuration

With near to zero loss of performances, V-SAN, replicates in real time every bit written on the Embedded SAN so even it the event of a server failure the other node will restart the VMs with no loss of data.

Collax Highly Available Configuration FailOver

pdf competitive analisys between Collax V-Cube, VMWare VSphere 5.0 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 (665 KB) allows you to verify that, Collax V-Cube with its modules, will satisfy your requirements reducing costs and increasing the availability of your business critical applications.

This kind of configuration, with 2 active servers or low power appliances, with VMWare could cost you easily £20000 while with Collax and including hardware you'll need to invest only a quarter of that.

General features:

  • Installation can be done in few clicks
  • Centralised web management
  • No need for dedicated control node
  • Live migration delle macchine virtuali tra i nodi
  • It doesn't not require external SAN storage units
  • Increased data throughput (10+GBit/s)
  • Supports Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2)
  • Real time data replication
  • Automatic failover
  • Integrated Backup, Restore and V-Recovery feature
  • Includes P2V and V2P (Physical to Virtual e Virtual to Physical) migration tools
You can test the V-SAN features by default downloading a free version .

The free version will allow you to evaluate Collax V-Cube's features.

To activate the Inter-V and V-Store modules please contact us to request a temporary activation key.

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