What do you like best?
Clean, clear web interface
Ability to do anything via command line
Can find any solution online, nothing behind paywalls or support contracts
Fast in all areas
Reliable, no crashes, no outages.
Full featured, not crippleware
Regular substantial upgrades
What do you dislike?
Nag screen at login, but hey, they put in a lot of resource, so I don't really mind.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Toss it on a spare server, the install is so next..next..next easy.
Give it a run with some test, development and non-production virtual servers
You'll be impressed with range of features, ease of use, scaleability.
As your skills and confidence with it grow, you'll soon be using it for more important loads.
Runs Windows virtual servers flawlessly, and certainly faster than running Windows bare metal on the same hardware. It caches disk better than Windows, so Windows responds quicker.
We've recently seen another company deploy it on 8 x hp dl380 g9's to carry 2 million mailboxes.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Small startup business needed two servers for file & application services.
Business has now grown to 50 people, and the Proxmox server has just kept up. More virtual servers added for specific applications. No slowdowns, performance is still exceptional. It can still easily saturate a 1Gbit network link and not be processor or ram overloaded.
Backups are reliable and easy to rollback.
We've now rolled out Proxmox to branch offices on micro server hardware, carrying the firewall & vpn, local caches, local infrastructure logging and local camera recording servers. Very efficient.
Overall benefits have been exceptional value, outstanding reliability, impressive scaling. The business has been able to depend on it's core servers, and get on with business.