There are many hypervisors on the market, from VMware’s ESXi to Citrix XenServer, but they’re not a very good match for a standalone Hypervisor because they are architectured and built to be deployed in a clustered/distributed manner with infrastructure services distributed across the datacenter.
Because some time ago we decided to deploy in our company an all-in-one solution, we looked some alternatives up on the internet and came accross Joyent’s SmartOS
SmartOS is an Illumos (which is an OpenSolaris 11 based) based distribution engineered by Joyent which provides a very unique feature set:
- Solaris Zones for LightWeight virtualization or OS virtualization.
- KVM for Virtual Machine virtualization
- ZFS File System
- DTrace for advanced OS Performance troubleshooting.
- Service Management Facility (SMF) for Service handling
What We really liked was the SMF + ZFS +...