Virtualization and High Availability for SME
- Minimization of the total cost of ownership
- High availability of any operating system
- Highly available storage
- Highly available cluster manager
- Integrated backup & restore
- Maximum access speed
- Intuitive administration
- Straightforward license system
Collax V-Cube+ is an integrated virtualization and high-availability solution that was developed especially for the needs of SME.
Collax V-Cube+ enables the combination of two Collax V-Cubes to an array. For improved load balancing, the virtual machines (VMs) are distributed to the cluster nodes – either automatically or as the need arises. In the event of a server failure, the virtual machines are automatically started on the other node.
No external SAN required
Additionally, Collax V-Cube+ comes with a failsafe, integrated storage solution (Embedded SAN) that combines the hard disks of the cluster nodes, thereby ensuring that all data exist synchronously on all storage media.
Failsafety and high availability
Collax V-Cube+ combines two Collax V-Cubes to an array. Such an array is referred to as a cluster. In this way, all VMs gain high availability. In the event of a server failure, the virtual machines are automatically started to the running server. This process goes nearly unnoticed by the user. The user can continue to work despite the server failure.
Intuitive administration – also available remotely
Collax V-Cube+ is administered via an intuitive browser-based administration interface. With a few mouse clicks, you can install new applications, remove virtual machines, manage joint storage areas, and back up and restore individual files or entire systems.
Low costs, high flexibility
Collax V-Cube+ uses the modern hypervisor KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) as virtualization technology. In this way, you benefit from all advantages of virtualization.
Redundant cluster manager
Administrators centrally control all VMs in the cluster via the browser-based user interface. The administration interface is redundantly integrated in the cluster.
Collax V-Cube+ combines the hard disks of the existing nodes with each other. This technology is called Embedded SAN. In this way, the hard disks make up a shared, redundant storage unit. This approach eliminates the need for an expensive external SAN.
Backup and restore
All VMs of the cluster can be included in a uniform backup. Additional functions like instant VM and V-recovery are already integrated in this solution. For maximum safety and additional backup functions, we recommend Acronis Backup Advanced for Collax Virtualization. Please refer to the "Add-ons" tab for further information.
By means of snapshots of virtual machines, it is possible to return to a particular point in time of the VM operation.
The live migration capability allows a server to be moved from one node in the cluster to another during operation. During this process, the server continues to perform all tasks and functions without any disruption.
Screen console via RDP
The screen console of VMs is also exported via the Remote Desktop Protocol. Using the RDP client that is common in Windows™, the user can access a cluster node as RDP server, thereby gaining access to the list of virtual machines that can be reached.
Collax V-Cube+ as an appliance
We also offer our virtualization and high-availability solution as an appliance (hardware with pre-installed software). See the Collax V-Appliance data sheet for information on suitable hardware solutions.
» Collax V-Cube+ Datasheet
Update 6.8.0 for Collax V-Cube+
With the new update 6.8.0 also Collax V-Cube and Collax V-Cube+ get new, modern and intelligent user interfaces. Additionally we fixed the „ShellShock-Bug” with this release.
Acronis Backup Advanced for Collax Virtualization
Acronis Backup Advanced for Collax Virtualization uses efficient disk imaging in order to provide the industry´s fastest backup and most flexible and reliable recovery options. We recommend the leading backup solution for all our Collax V-Servers to benefit from more functions and more security.
Olympic Parc Munich relies on Collax
The Olympic Parc Munich GmbH operates the most widely used Olympic facility in the world. This leading position requires a stable and reliable IT-infrastructure. Collax V-Cube+ ensures the safe operation of the Olympic parc facilitieswith its sports-, leisure-, and eventcenter. Collax V-Cube+ offers the perfect solution for SMEs in virtualization and high availability.