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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Proxmox VE?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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29 Answers
MarcGrob - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of the Systems Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Sede Esmeraldas
Real User
Top 20
27 June 22

It's an open-source solution for virtualizing. It’s a server virtualization software. Everything that's work or life is managed by Proxmox.

Operations Director at Clear Basics Ltd
Real User
Top 20
22 May 22

I use Proxmox VE to host a domain control environment, a Windows server environment, and to host a few apps that I publish on the store. I'm also using it to manage clients' remote surveillance backups because I keep my clients' CCTV footage. I set up an NVR environment, and I'm pushing traffic to my servers. I'm running a mini data center. It's doing apps. It's doing Windows Server Management for a normal environment. It's nothing fancy, but it's working.

Head of IT Operations at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
04 February 22

At the moment, it's used for the virtualization of everything within my test environment. I'm not using the newest version of Proxmox.

Carey Butler - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Heurist GmbH / Heuristica Information Services
Real User
Top 10
05 January 22

I am using it to virtualize microservices.

Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
21 December 21

Our primary use case for Proxmox VE is for virtualization and a little bit of SaaS storage, basically for virtual machines.

Jose Vladimir Leon Higueras - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization Solutions Specialist at datec
Real User
Top 10
02 November 21

With Proxmox, we use the hypervisor of Proxmox and Proxmox backups. In VMware, I see all the production, like vSphere, vCenter, vRealize Operations Manager, vSAN, Workspace ONE, and VMware Horizon. Right now we are working with NSX. For VMware, as a partner, I have many cases of vSAN as a hyperconvergence solution. This solution is very popular in my country, mostly with banks. There are many solutions that we have implemented and that are very successful. Horizon is another solution that is highly requested by clients. Because of the pandemic, the VDI and Remote Desktop are often requested from our clients. Those two are very good solutions. From my experience, I don't have many problems with them.

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Sub-director with 51-200 employees
Real User
26 July 21

I am using this solution for the virtualization of many servers. I have its latest version.

Information Technology Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
22 July 21

We use this solution for our file servers. Most of the applications are file servers and some are employed as web servers for internal applications that we use.

Jefe de Servicio de Ciberseguridad at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
02 March 21

We are implementers and we implement solutions for our customers. We tested Proxmox VE as a solution to build our applications

Daniel Martins - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
24 February 21

We have many use cases for this solution, including electric services.

Ramon  Ruiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Director IT at Servnet
Real User
Top 20
22 February 21

We sell Proxmox VE solutions to our customers. The workload to help our customers may be the biggest use case to be on the cloud. We use a bunch of statuses, and different ways to deliver databases, and SQL Servers. So, that's the natural way we use the platform on the cloud.

Principal Chief Executive Officer at Sebitech
Real User
Top 20
15 January 21

I primarily use Proxmox for training in university. I use its virtual environment.

Edgard Ribeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Support Analyst at EDXINFO
Real User
Top 20
19 November 20

We use the solution to host virtual machines, such as: SQL Server Database, Active directory domain services, web services, general cloud applications, and some virtual machines or containers for development and testing purpose. Specially the preference for containers is due to the easly development when the only basic operational system is required istead of fully hardware virtualization (kvm). We heavly use replication resource to assign some garantine to critical virtual machines wich could run eventually on other sites or hosts, in case of broken internet links, hardware issues or even hacker attacks (many thanks to ZFS working with PVE-ZSync feature that allow planning a standback period of retention snapshots, quickly failover and fallback of virtual machine storage)

Assistant Information Technology Manager with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
16 November 20

We use it wherever we need virtualization.

Founder, President at Everyman Technologies, inc.
Real User
21 September 20

There are a number of services that we need, such as a dedicated phone system and an Active Directory server, that we run in a virtualized environment. Doing so means that we don't need to use dedicated hardware for them.

Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
17 September 20

We primarily use this solution to cover anything that VMware does.

Kevin Heron - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.
Real User
11 August 20

We use this solution as our virtualization platform. It is a hypervisor that we use for our virtual needs to run servers.

Kevin Heron - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.
Real User
21 June 20

This is a free version of VMware and that's why we're using it. It does everything that VMware can do and it's more flexible. We were looking for a virtual solution and we're a startup, so the cheapest is best. We are customers of Proxmox and I'm the technology operations manager.

reviewer1373829 - PeerSpot reviewer
Propriétaire et Technicien Système at
Real User
18 June 20

We are now running it in full HA production vs XCP-NG and VMWware 6.7u3p We have multiple VMs on 6 hosts for Proxmox, 5 hosts on XCP-NG, and 12 Hosts for VMware. Proxmox Config: 6X 2697V2 128GB ram each / 24TB SSD for CEPH (HP S700 PRO). XCP-NG Config: 5X2690V3 128GB each/12TB SSD (Samsung 860 Pro). VMware Config: HP BLADE 12X2690V3 256GB each/2 SAN with 24X1TB SSD (S700 PRO) and total usable 1PB with multiple DAS for storage. Comparing the CEPH to vSAN is about the same (wasn't running it in production but the performance was greater with a cheap drive on Proxmox, performance with SAS drives is the same). XO-SAN was a way to mix a whole mismatch of drive and still get good performance but I would doubt the reliability.

DEEPEN DHULLA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech
Real User
Top 5
15 June 20

We use the open-source version of Proxmox for automation and other uses, including LXC containers. We use it for my enterprise applications and to offer our hosted cloud-services.

it_user766425 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
23 October 19

We use this solution for Linux servers and contain our VM operating system servers.

Ivar Andreassen - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Elogic
Real User
21 October 19

We primarily use the solution in order to have an infrastructure set up on-prem. It enables flexibility in projects to set up virtual servers. Instead of having to go out and buy expensive solutions from VMware, for example, Proxmox fills the gap between flexibility and stability.

AmirFahmy - PeerSpot reviewer
CISO And Senior Cloud Engineer at Kamena
Real User
21 October 19

We use this solution to host our database, and also the Nextcloud private-cloud solution. We have an on-premises deployment.

Carey Butler - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Heurist GmbH / Heuristica Information Services
Real User
Top 10
15 October 19

My primary use case for this solution is virtualization. We have an on-premises deployment.

Irfan Rosid - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at INET GLOBALINDO
Real User
15 October 19

We primarily use the solution for some websites and applications.

Grant-Donald - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Consultant at Excellenta
Real User
13 October 19

Our primary use case is testing any software by Proxmox.

PeerSpot user
ICT Solution Especialist with self employed
Real User
13 June 19

I use this solution as a virtualization and Linux container platform for a small-medium Enterprise. It's highly stable, flexible, expansible, and compatible. The characteristics of the software combined with the hardware performance allow for the deployment of services in many different and variable scenarios, especially on-site for companies that need this kind of deployment.

‎Director of Computing Platforms at NetFortris
21 April 18

We currently have more than 160 virtual machines and LXC containers on Proxmox in an all Linux production environment.

PeerSpot user
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
08 July 14

It is implemented in several Private Cloud Data Centers, from 5 to 16 nodes, from 256 GB RAM to 1 TB RAM, all using Supermicro Systems, running SQL servers, Application Servers ( SAP, Prothevs and some tailored Apps developed in house ) VDI and Files Repositories . all smooth and trouble free .

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 12, 2022
How does Proxmox VE compare with Oracle VM VirtualBox? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
15 December 21
Proxmox VE is a very fast and powerful solution. It offers feature-rich virtualization, has open-standards compliance, and also includes redundancy and failover capabilities. What I like about Proxmox VE is that it lets you rack and stack two or more nodes and enables you to be up and running with a one-node failure tolerance in very little time. Proxmox VE’s integration with ZFS is also fantastic. It allows you to create pools to store your VM images and data on very easily and their great web UI makes it easy to check drive health, ZFS scrub status, and other things. I think the best part of the web UI is that everything is configurable from the web user interface without having to use the command line. It also has graphs and additional visualizations so you can evaluate the performance of everything. Beyond that, even though you can use Proxmox VE on a single server, the solution makes it easy to set up a high availability cluster on multiple hosts if needed. Regarding Oracle VM VirtualBox, I would say its most valuable features are its virtualization, its compatibility with older OSes, and its testing of environments without causing interruptions or any harm to production. Besides making it possible to run multiple VMs on a laptop or desktop, its ease of deployment makes the solution appealing. Not only is it easy to set up, but the software is free. Moreover, it has a nice interface. However, I think Oracle VM VirtualBox could use some improvements on its reporting as well as on its network settings for VMs, which can sometimes be hard for the average user to find and understand. Conclusion: While Oracle is a safe and excellent option when it comes to virtualizing an operating system, I would suggest Proxmox VE because it is newer, has a lot of powerful features, and is a very reliable and stable solution.
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support and Network Admin at Escuela Carlos Pereyra
12 January 22
Proxmox = professional environments (any size). VirtualBox = small environments or test purpose Sorry for the short response but it is exactly like that.
Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 08, 2014
2 out of 15 answers
26 June 14
Hi, we have been using VMware for the past 3 years. Much to the fact that it's stable, reliable, robust , secure above all flexible. We are running 7 host's of Esxi 5.1 and around 70+ virtual servers. We can twist the setup according to our demand. The configuration is so simple that anyone can easily handle.
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
26 June 14
I do neither agree nor disagree with it . The licensing system EMC uses, based on the number of sockets, for me is just stupid and unacceptable! It punishes high density, instead of awarding it like every other Virtualization system! For several years my deployments were based on XEN from Citrix (which I consider technically superior compared to VWWare in every single aspect!), but in the last 4 years I am using a KVM based system called Proxmox ( and it completely satisfies my needs. Fábio Rabelo
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