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Cloud Virtualization Platforms

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Core Strengths of Zetacloud's Cloud

Enterprise-grade technology
In production for decades*
Single/multi-location setup
No license lock-in
Central management portals, APIs
Bare-metal performance*
Support multiple types of VMs
Low resource use
Dynamic resource co-allocation*
Completely secure OS & VMs
Advanced network virtualization
High availability cluster setup
Multiple data storage engines
99.9% uptime
Hardware-agnostic (Intel, AMD)

*NOTE: Only applicable on certain configurations.

Types of Virtualization

Zetacloud's native OS supports the complete spectrum of virtualization platforms on any single data center node. This allows us to provide our clients the greatest flexibility to mix-and-match different types of VMs depending on their needs.

Native Zones
Native Solaris/Illumnos zones, a partitioning technology that's used to virtualize operating system resources and provide an isolated and secure environment for running services with no performance penalty.
LX Zones
Similar to native zones, specifically for running different Linux guest OSs at close to bare metal specs. Complete flexiblity in changing resource allocation to the LXVM without reboots.
Hardware virtual machine (HVM) that scales and improves performance compared to other HVM options. Has numerous convenience features to clients with close to bare-metal specs.
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), also a hardware virtual machine, is a virtualization hypervisor that allows a host to run multiple, isolated guest VMs with complete resource virtualization

Feature HIghlights Comparing Virtualization Hypervisors

  Zones LX Zones Bhyve KVM
Guest OS Solaris, Illumnos Ubuntu, Fedora, Other Linux flavours BSD, Windows, Linux, MacOS BSD, Windows, Linux, MacOS
Type of Virtualization OS level OS level Virtual HW (HVM) Virtual HW (HVM)
Performance level Bare-metal Bare-metal Low resource HVM Mid-resource HVM
Security - fully Isolated Guest VM? ✅ ✅
Better than HVM
✅ ✅
Better than HVM
Independent Networking Stack?
Dynamic changes to RAM, disk size, CPU, network without reboot?
Resource blocking No No Yes Yes
Instantaneous Backups via snapshots Hypervisor Hypervisor
Clone/Copy VMs on another server
Effort needed to install Easy Easy Hard Medium
Minimum CPUs/RAM/disk requirement 1/128 MB/256 MB 1/256 MB/512 MB Guest OS dependent Guest OS dependent
Specific environment needs such as FreeBSD, Windows, and Docker Engine Maybe
Legacy applications
Brand new microservice-based application Not recommended Not recommended