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SWsoft has launched the beta version of Parallels Server, which is the company’s server virtualization software. The new version is touted to be the very first virtualization software that has the ability to operate on Apple’s Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard virtualized on Mac. Developed by SWsoft, Parallels Server is an initiative, by the company that has the distinction of bringing the Mac world its first virtual machine software immediately after Apple’s transition to Intel processors. The new software is aimed at departments of huge ventures along with SMBs and it enables x86-based hardware run Windows operating systems and applications. In addition it is compatible with Linux-based servers too. According to SWsoft, Parallels Server can be installed in two ways: firstly by using the Parallels hypervisor when the virtual machines run along with a p... (more)

GoAnywhere Director Receives the “Ready for Power Systems” Validation

GoAnywhere Director, the proven Managed File Transfer solution from Linoma Software, adds another certification to its list this week with the receipt of the “Ready for Power Systems” validation from IBM. GoAnywhere Director was validated through testing by IBM to meet the criteria for applications that run on its Power Systems. The Ready for Power Systems validation demonstrates GoAnywhere Director runs on the i7, AIX, and Linux operating systems for IBM i and p servers. Before receiving Ready for Power Systems validation, applications are tested to meet IBM’s standards – integration with IBM system management software, system and processor energy use, role-based access and application security, application availability for HA, and its ability to run in virtualized environments. Prior to this testing, GoAnywhere Director also earned the following designations fro... (more)

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

I have been doing Software Architecture for 16 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few. Along with architecture I usually find as part of each gig, if not the main focus of each gig, process implementation or at least process improvement is required. It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. I am a firm believer that to be an architect, you must also be an experienced developer. I do not believe in the hands off architect role and wish the Ivory Tower Architects would stop claiming to be Architects. They are theorist not architects. Modeling, Governance, and documenting are part of the architect's job, but in order to produce valuable artifacts you need to be getting your hands dirty. I also run into a ton of Googler-Developers. Meaning they have no idea why ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 3, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly E-commerce and the development of mobile Internet are growing and improving in China.  Retailers are finding success through a stronger focus on mobile commerce as consumers are becoming more likely to participate in mobile commerce as they gain access to better Internet connections.  Read Original Content The New Zealand government will allocate the digital dividend radio spec... (more)

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 Now Available

Parallels announced that the latest version of its container-based server virtualization software -- Parallels Virtuozzo Containers -- is now generally available. Version 4.0 includes enhancements and features designed to improve usability, data center management and business continuity. "The ever-changing needs of today's enterprise data centers call for a virtualization solution that is flexible and delivers high performance," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "With the release of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0, we are launching the next wave of virtualization, including a suite of products that help IT administrators effectively manage their growing virtual infrastructures." Beloussov continued that Parallels customers are already doing large-scale virtualization deployments, including service provider data centers and software-as-a-service applicatio... (more)

Parallels Announces Certification Program for Service Providers Offering SaaS

Parallels announced it is offering service providers an Application Packaging Standard (APS) Certification Service, which is administered by the independent firm Tier 1 Research. The certification recognizes SaaS (software as a service) application providers with either an APS Gold or APS Silver Certification, which designate that service providers offering APS-compliant applications have the highest quality service. Parallels is collaborating with Tier 1 Research to offer this program, which includes start-up services for certification, audits, as well as a support structure to make the initial certification as smooth as possible. Part of the certification involves running a test suite of software applications with the entire process estimated to take approximately 30 days. In addition, the program has an annual re-certification process to maintain or upgrade a ce... (more)

Cobweb to Upgrade with Parallels Virtualization Automation

Server virtualization firm, Parallels, has been deployed by provider of hosting services in Europe, Cobweb, as a provider to use Parallels Automation with the hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels noted, ''We are pleased that Cobweb is using the full potential of our Parallels Automation solution to centrally manage a wide variety of hosting services. This deployment demonstrates how Parallels Open Platform is helping service providers deliver advanced business applications using the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model.'' Developed as a fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system, Cobweb has purchased the Parallels Automation solution to automate the delivery of several new hosting offerings and service bundles. Parallels Automation for Dynamics CRM allows service providers to go-to-market by providing a co... (more)

Absolute Performance and Parallels Partner in SaaS

Absolute Performance announced it is expanding the partnership with virtualization and hosting automation company Parallels to better enable managed services and hosting providers to achieve a strategic foothold in the expanding SaaS and On Demand marketplace. The announcement centers around extending Absolute Performance's application performance management SaaS software and services to work more closely with Parallels' virtualization and data center automation products. Partners since 2007, the announcement covers three areas; Absolute Performance is expanding support for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers within the SaaS delivered System Shepherd application performance management software. Next, Absolute Performance is announcing its support for the Application Packaging Standard and will add support for APS applications. The two companies will also continue to col... (more)

Parallels Selects nFusion to Help Launch New Virtualization Products

nFusion announced that Parallels has selected nFusion as its marketing agency. nFusion will provide a full range of marketing services to help Parallels meet its business and marketing goals for customer acquisition and lead generation for their multi-platform virtualization and automation software solutions. "nFusion brings expertise and measurement that will enable us to launch high impact campaigns with strong economics and help continue to fuel our company's high rate of growth." said Kurt Daniel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Online, at Parallels. "We have engaged nFusion to help launch new products and programs including the new Parallels Server offering and major updates to Parallels Desktop and Parallels Workstation." Parallels provides software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operat... (more)

Parallels Virtualization to Power New Oracle Offering

Parallels virtualization and automation software is powering a new offering for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) from STRATO. The STRATO Oracle Server XE offering uses Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Express Edition, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Plesk Control Panel, and Parallels Automation. The pre-configured database solution addresses the needs of both beginner and professional developers by providing an easy-to-use, cost-effective database platform for developing web applications. STRATO customers will benefit from a full service database solution that includes monitoring, systems management, security and backup. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers enables STRATO to virtualize the database server while Parallels Automation allows the company to manage ordering, billing, and reporting for resources across several servers. STRATO’s customers use Par... (more)

Cloud Computing with ProServe and Parallels Virtuozzo

Parallels announced that ProServe has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable Online Backup solution via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides the virtualization technology for ProServe’s Virtual Online Backup Server (VOBS) offering. By using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, ProServe is able to deliver an on-line backup solution with the necessary performance, cost-efficiency, scalability and isolation required for their VOBS offered in a SaaS delivery model. SaaS provides end users with the ability to use software applications without the upfront investment in hardware and licensing and without the ongoing maintenance issues associated with maintaining a 24x7 service. Parallels virtualization and automation solutions enable service providers and ISVs to deliver web application... (more)