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Infinity Workgroup Virtualization Platform

Postby MikeStapleton » 30. Jun 2014, 17:56

Infinity is for any one who needs to create many VMs and have maximum flexibility in snapshotting, cloning and running those VMs where they want, when they want and how they want with speed and simplicity.

Infinity harnesses the power of VirtualBox, ZFS and iSCSI to create a flexible virtualization platform allowing users to create and run virtual machines on any available workstations, laptops and servers. Computers do not need to be dedicated to running VMs because Infinity adds to your current environment by layering on top of what ever you have.

The Infinity virtualization server gives users centralized management of their virtual machines , but because of the multi-platform support of VirtualBox, hosts running VMs can be any computer. Computer workstations and servers which are running Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Unix or no OS at all can be used to host VMs alongside their current applications. VMs can be run locally on workstations or they can be run on other Hosts and accessed remotely. VMs can be cloned, shared and teleported between Hosts in seconds. Workgroup virtualization, not just desktop or server virtualization.

Using infinity can be as simple as plugging in an Infinity server (or running the Infinity server in a VM) and booting computers from the network to run what ever you need.

With the Infinity graphical interfaces you can do the following and more.

    Infinity has built-in scheduled snapshots, VM replication and disk based backups with VM data stored and managed on the Infinity server. Third party tools are not needed to provide these services.

    Scheduled snapshots can be configured to protect your files from accidental deletion and corruption. Infinity snapshots are highly efficient and do not affect VM performance. Snapshots can be turned into VMs allowing you to not only access the VMs data as it was when the snapshot was taken, but also to boot the OS and run its services. Disaster recovery testing made simple.

    VMs can be replicated between multiple Infinity servers. Asynchronous replication can be configured per VM protecting the VM from an Infinity server failure. Replicated VMs can be quickly restarted and access their virtual hard disks from another server.

    Multiple Infinity servers can be clustered to automatically replicate configuration data between them so no configuration data will be lost in the event of a server failure.

    VMs can be backed up as single files and stored offsite for disaster recovery purposes. Infinity supports scheduled Full, Differential and Incremental block level backups that can be directed to any computer. Block level backups are a highly efficient backup method which is much faster and uses much less space than traditional file based backup.

    Virtual networks can be created connecting VMs running on different hosts. Virtual networks allow you to create isolated networks for groups of VMs without the need for VLAN capable switches.

    Groups of VMs can be deployed to groups of Hosts as a single step. This feature greatly simplifies and accelerates the deployment of more complicated services which are composed of multiple services running in different VMs.

    Bare Metal support allows VMs to be run on computers with no operating system or hard drive but still have a local user interface to the running VMs. Simply boot from the network and you have a host to run VMs. Bare metal support can also be used to temporarily repurpose a computer for running VMs.

    Make as many VM clones as you like, and it happens in seconds.

    Remotely access your VMs with the click of a mouse.

    View the desktops of multiple VMs all at the same time.

    and more...

Infinity puts the power of virtualization in the hands of its users

The multi-user support of Infinity makes it especially useful for teams of users such as developers or system administrators.
Users manage and share their own VMs. They can create VMs, Clone, Snapshot, Backup, and deploy new Hosts to run VMs, all independently without the need of an Administrator.

Easy to install and deploy.

Infinity was designed with ease of use and flexibility in mind. Users can configure any computer as a Host to run VMs in minutes and new Infinity servers can be added just as quickly.

Infinity is free and open source under GPL v2

Full details including documentation can be found at the techsologic web site
Last edited by MikeStapleton on 1. Jul 2014, 16:20, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Infinity Workgroup Virtualization Platform

Postby MikeStapleton » 30. Jun 2014, 20:35

Some Infinity GUI snapshots

Image of the administration console supporting context sensitive menus and drag 'n drop
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Image of the agent GUI running on each host
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Viewing an Agents state and configuration
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