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Fast, Cost-saving and Reliable Migration services – VMWare to ProxMox

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Service Description

Savazar offers a premium service to rapidly migrate clients from VMware to Proxmox VE, a powerful open-source virtualization platform. The migration process involves several steps to ensure a smooth transition with minimal downtime.First,

Savazar’s experts assess the client’s existing VMware environment, including virtual machines (VMs), configurations, and storage requirements. They then prepare the Proxmox VE environment by setting up the necessary storage, network, and cluster configurations. Next, they leverage advanced migration techniques like the OVFTool or the integrated import wizard to seamlessly transfer the VMs from VMware to Proxmox VE. This process maps the VM configurations, disk images, and settings to the Proxmox VE environment, ensuring compatibility and reducing potential issues.

After the migration, Savazar experts optimize the VMs on Proxmox VE by configuring network settings, installing necessary drivers (like VirtIO for enhanced performance), and fine-tuning the system for optimal performance.The Savazar experts also provide post-migration support, ensuring a smooth transition and addressing any potential issues that may arise.

Migrating from VMware to Proxmox can offer several key benefits and advantages, primarily cost savings and flexibility:

  1. Cost Savings: Proxmox is an open-source virtualization platform, which means there are no licensing fees associated with its use. This can result in significant cost savings, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) or organizations with limited budgets compared to the licensing costs of VMware.
  2. Versatility: Proxmox supports multiple virtualization technologies, including KVM for full virtualization and LXC for lightweight Linux containers. This versatility allows you to run a wider range of workloads on a single platform, from traditional virtual machines to containerized applications.
  3. Open Standards: Proxmox supports open virtualization formats like .qcow2 and .vdi, in addition to VMware’s proprietary .vmdk format. This can provide more flexibility and interoperability with other systems and tools.
  4. Intuitive Management Interface: Proxmox’s web-based management interface is generally considered more user-friendly and easier to learn compared to VMware’s vSphere Client, which can have a steeper learning curve.
  5. Native Backup Solution: Proxmox includes a built-in backup solution called Proxmox Backup Server (PBS), which can be a cost-effective alternative to third-party backup solutions like Veeam for VMware environments.

However, it’s important to note that VMware may still have advantages over Proxmox in terms of enterprise-level scalability, high availability features (like vMotion and vSphere HA), and the depth of its ecosystem and support options.

 The decision to migrate should be based on a careful evaluation of your specific requirements, workloads, and the trade-offs between cost and advanced features.

What is included in base price ?

The base price covers the initial engagement and consulting charges. Savazar expert team will setup sessions with the Client IT/Infrastructure team to gather the details of the current environment and define the project plan and actions to complete the service project.

Yes, Savazar can provide this at additional cost that will depend on the technical specifications which can be finalized during the initial phase. Alternatively we can use the client infrastructure either on cloud, VPS or on-premise server with the appropriate network and connectivity.

Please select Add-on option to migrate upto 50 VMs.

Above 50 VMs each VM will be charged additional 10 USD.

Proxmox and VMware offer different pricing models for their virtualization solutions. Proxmox is an open-source solution with a free community edition. For commercial support and additional features, Proxmox offers paid subscription plans: Community Edition: Free, no support Basic Subscription: €348 per year per CPU socket, 12x5 support Standard Subscription: €598 per year per CPU socket, 24x7 support Premium Subscription: €1,198 per year per CPU socket, 24x7 support with faster response times2

On the other hand, VMware is a commercial product with no free version. VMware vSphere licensing is based on CPU sockets, with additional costs for advanced features: VMware vSphere Essentials Kit: $655 per 2 physical CPUs, limited features VMware vSphere Standard: $1,095 per CPU, basic features like vMotion and HA VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus: $3,595 per CPU, advanced features like DRS and Storage DRS3 For small to medium deployments, Proxmox's paid subscriptions are generally more cost-effective compared to VMware's licensing fees. For example, a 2-socket server with Proxmox Standard would cost $1,196 per year, while VMware vSphere Standard would be $2,190 per year4. However, VMware offers more advanced enterprise-level features and support. It's important to note that while Proxmox has a free community edition, commercial support is recommended for production environments. Additionally, VMware licensing can quickly become expensive for larger deployments with many CPU sockets

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