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Does it exist? Something that can (HOST) and manage multiple virtual machines, backup, migration from physical to virtual etc.

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there are commercial products like RHEV or Xenserver, and open solutions like oVirt, Convirt, Proxmox and others

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mainframes? really? can I see a prooflink please? RHEV can scale to hundreds of hosts per single migration domain, running thousands of VMs, but this has nothing to do with MF –  dyasny Nov 11 '11 at 21:06
Who said anything about mainframes? –  mfinni Nov 12 '11 at 11:14
he (or she) deleted all the comments to avoid embarrassment I suppose –  dyasny Nov 12 '11 at 12:01
Thanks @dyasny . Highly interested in the open source solutions. Paying $10,000 for a single license to scale 4+ servers is a little pricey =/ –  Mechaflash Nov 14 '11 at 15:56
I'm no sales person, but the pricing of RHEV is quite reasonable, especially since you're never left alone in the fight if anything goes wrong. If you prefer to boldly go where nobody will support you, there's oVirt.org, which definitely deserves a look –  dyasny Nov 14 '11 at 17:05

I think Microsoft might even have some products in this space....

I know that this type of answer isn't encouraged on this site, but I suggest you take a spin around the ol' Wikipedia next time first before asking a question like this.

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i suppose so =P –  Mechaflash Nov 14 '11 at 15:57

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