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Coreix has been around since 2003 and has clients and locations spread throughout the world. We pride ourselves on our SLAs and customer focus.

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        Dedicated ServersDedicated
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        Coreix offers a number of dedicated servers whereby the configurations are designed to suit your professional needs.

         
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            Coreix can manage your services more effectively and in a cost-effective, scalable manner.

             

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                Coreix can offer colocation solutions varying from shared colocation for a single dedicated server up to private suites in multiple international locations.

                 

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                    Unlike other providers, we believe that when it comes to networking and connectivity, it is important to ensure your provider can deliver advanced, carrier-neutral, network capabilities in line with the companies needs.

                     

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                        Coreix can offer a number of different locations worldwide due to our expansive partnerships with our key suppliers.

                         

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                            Standalone Hypervisors

                            Not everything has to be a cloud

                             

                             

                            Sometimes simplicity works

                             

                            Many customers are satisfied with a single dedicated server with RAID and a sensible backup plan due to the nature of the inherent resiliency of modern hardware chassis and the uptimes Coreix offers. A standalone hypervisor is not an alternative to the cloud but can offer a cost-effective way to capitalise on dedicated server hardware and provide a stepping stone to more advanced solutions. 

                             

                            What is a Hypervisor?

                            A hypervisor is software that creates and runs virtual machines (VMs) which allows one host computer to support multiple guest VMs by virtually sharing its resources, such as memory and processing.

                             

                            Why use a hypervisor?

                            Hypervisors allow us to utilise more of a system’s available resources and provide greater IT mobility and scalability since the guest VMs are independent of the main hosts' hardware. This, therefore, means they can be moved between different hypervisors easily. Due to the fact that multiple virtual machines can run off of one physical server with a hypervisor, a hypervisor reduces space, energy and maintenance requirements.

                             

                            Coreix can offer Type-1 or Type-2 hypervisors on various platforms

                            What is a hypervisor

                             

                             

                            Microsoft Hyper-V

                            Prices from £469 per month

                            Hyper-V is a native hypervisor from Microsoft which runs under Microsoft Windows Server and can offer the management of virtual machines through Microsoft Windows Server.

                            The key features include:

                            • Virtualisation: The virtual machines have all the components of a bare-metal computer, including processors, memory, storage and networking. Nevertheless, due to the fact they are virtualised, they provide greater flexibility for provisioning computing resources. Individual components can be configured in several ways, according to a set of user requirements.

                            • Integration Services: A customised set of services and drivers that simplify guest Operating System management on a virtual machine.

                            • VM Connection: The remote connectivity tool allows administrators to access a virtual machines remotely without the requirement of booting the Operating System. The feature is available for Windows and Linux.

                            • Shielded VM's: Shielded VM's utilises BitLocker technology to keep VM's secure from malware attacks and data tampering hacks. In addition Secure Boot cane be used as another security feature that protects virtual machines against unauthorised access.

                            Key features with multiple nodes:

                            • Replication: This feature can be utilised to replicate virtual machines to a different physical site to ensure higher availability and rapid restoration in a disaster recovery scenario. It can provide application-consistent backups by synchronizing standalone servers and clusters residing at different sites.

                            • Live-Migration: The Live Migration feature supports different types of migrations for moving a virtual machine from one hypervisor to another without suspending the running applications. The storage migration allows you to migrate or distribute a VM’s filesystem (including virtual disk files, configuration files, paging files, et cetera.) across distinctly separate locations without downtime. 

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                            VMware ESXi

                            Prices from £499 per month

                            VMware ESXi is an enterprise-grade type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware which is utilised for deploying serving virtual machines.

                            By consolidating multiple applications or servers onto fewer physical devices, ESXi reduces space, power and IT administrative requirements while delivering the high-speed performance you need to run your business.

                            • Consolidate hardware down for higher capacity utilisation.

                            • Increase performance.

                            • Streamline administration through centralised management.

                            • Minimise hardware resources needed to run the hypervisor, meaning greater efficiency.

                            Small Footprint

                            ESXi possesses a 150MB footprint which allows you to do more with fewer resources while minimising security threats at the hypervisor level.

                            Performance

                            ESXi can accommodate applications of any size. You are able to configure virtual machines up to 128 virtual CPUs with 6 TB of RAM and 120 devices which should satisfy all your application requirements.

                            Security

                            You can protect sensitive virtual machine data with powerful encryption capabilities that ESXi delivers. Businesses can enable role-based access which simplifies administration. The solution includes extensive logging and auditing which ensures greater accountability and easier forensic analysis.

                            Ecosystem Excellence

                            VMware supports a broad ecosystem of hardware OEM vendors, in addition to technology service partners, applications, and guest Operating Systems.

                            Intuitive Experience

                            It is simple to manage day-to-day administrative operations with built-in modern user interfaces based on the HTML5 standard. For customers who require automation in their operations, VMware offers the vSphere Command Line Interface, in addition to REST-based APIs for developers.

                            For resiliency options with ESXi, you need to look at private cloud with VMware and utilise vSphere. Find out more here.

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                            Proxmox

                            Prices from £299 per month

                            Proxmox VE is a full developed open-source server management platform for virtualisation. It is a single platform that is tightly integrated with the KVM hypervisor and Linux Containers (LXC), in addition to software-defined storage and networking functionality. The integrated web-based user interface means that you can manage virtual machines and containers or integrated disaster recovery tools with ease.

                            The key features include:

                            • Server Virtualisation: The Proxmox Virtual Environment is based around Debian GNU/Linux and utilises a custom Linux Kernel. The solutions utilise KVM which is the industry-leading Linux virtualisation technology and runs with near-native performance on all x86 hardware with virtualisation support, including both Intel and AMD architecture.

                            • Containerisation: Proxmox utilises LXC as an Operating System-level virtualisation environment for running multiple and isolated Linux systems on a single Linux host. LXC fundamentally works as a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. In general, container-based virtualisation technology is a lightweight alternative to full machine virtualisation since it shares the host system's kernel.

                            • Developer and Automation: For those of you who require automation there is a Command Line Interface in addition to a REST API which enables fast and easy integration for your solutions.

                            Key features with multiple nodes:

                            • Central Management for Clusters: The Proxmox Virtual Environment can scale out to a large set of clustered nodes. The cluster stack is fully integrated and is part of the default installation and feature set. To manage all tasks of your solution, you can utilise the centralised, web-based management interface.

                            • Live Migration: The integrated live migration feature enables you to move running virtual machines from one cluster node to another, without any downtime from the end user's perspective.

                            • HA Cluster: With multiple nodes, Proxmox enables the creation of HA virtual servers. The cluster technology is based on proven Linux HA technologies which provide a stable and reliable HA service. All these features can be configured from the integrated web interface.



                            Theoretically, Proxmox is the closest thing to buying private cloud without actually buying private cloud since it can scale out well with minimal infrastructure requirements.

                             

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                            Use Cases

                             

                            You may identify with some, all or none of these scenarios. If none you may be looking for public cloud?

                             

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                            Development and Testing Platforms

                             

                            If you need access to on-demand virtual machines in quantity then public cloud platforms can be expensive. If you take a dedicated server from Coreix and have us install it as a hypervisor you get the flexibility of being able to create as many virtual machines as required without worrying about the associated costs.

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                            Non-Critical Services

                             


                            If services are not mission-critical and you do not require any resiliency in the solution but require multiple separate environments then a simple hypervisor is perfect for you since you can multiple virtual machines on a single dedicated server.

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                            Economical Private Environment

                             

                            In reality, a private cloud is a collection of hypervisors with an orchestration element. Whilst a single and standalone hypervisor will not replace a full-blown cloud solution, you can engineer resiliency and redundancy using third party technologies and multiple standalone hypervisors to achieve a solution that may work for your particular use case or budget.

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                            Migrations and Temporary Solutions

                             

                            It may be that you require access to a staging environment where you can customise virtual machine specifications and decide what public cloud resources you actually require in terms of memory and vCPU. Standalone hypervisors are useful to help you get a feel for a virtualised environment before committing to a particular platform.

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                            Experimentation

                             

                             

                            It may be that your business is not ready for a full-blown private cloud solution with all the benefits they provide. You can spin up a standalone hypervisor to help you make choices about the future of your business since you will get a glimpse of what private cloud can offer over public cloud by seeing some of the more basic features.

                             

                            What products can Coreix offer?

                            The following are options from Microsoft, VMware and an Open Source offering from Proxmox.

                            Modern technology has such resiliency built in to the hardware with dual power supplies, hot swap drive bays and modern resilient filesystems, that in certain circumstances a single hypervisor is sufficient.
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                            Steve Latter
                            Operations Manager, Coreix Limited
                             

                            Contact Coreix today to talk about a hypervisor solution.

                            Coreix are able to offer a wide range of Standalone Hypervisors to suit your requirements. Looking for more resiliency? Consider private cloud solutions otherwise please contact us by email, phone or live chat.

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