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Parallels announced that Beta 2 of its Parallels Server hardware virtualization solution is now available for immediate public download at www.parallels.com/server/beta. Parallels Server is a hypervisor-based virtualization solution that provides the best value for Small and Medium-size Businesses (SMBs) and enterprise departments looking to maximize their IT investments via server hardware or legacy OS consolidation. Parallels Server can be installed on any server running Windows or Linux as well as any Intel-based Mac running OS X “Tiger” or “Leopard” and can be managed through the included Parallels Management Console. "We are extending beta testing to everyone based on the positive results from our closed beta," said Corey Thomas, Vice President of Consumer and Business Marketing, Parallels. "Feedback has been that it is easy to install a... (more)

Solar VTG Uses Parallels Virtualization Software to Deliver SaaS to SMBs

Parallels announced that Solar Virtualization Technologies Group (VTG), a Platinum partner in the Parallels Service Provider Partner Program, is using Parallels technologies to launch new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs).   Parallels Automation datacenter software provides a centralized operations and business management system, which enables Solar VTG to offers its customers integrated mobile and messaging services that include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Blackberry Enterprise Server. Solar VTG provides a single interface to its customers who are actually accessing services that rely on several internal and external application servers and systems. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers virtualization software provides Solar VTG with the underlying infrastructure to offer virtual private server (VPS) services,... (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 Aims at Internal, Channel Clouds

Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov figures Google could dominate the cloud – the question is how much – with Microsoft at least a close second and maybe Apple can wrestle the rest of the wannabes like IBM, HP, Facebook, Adobe and EMC for third place. Then comes the internal clouds, where VMware tends to play, and the channel clouds. Beloussov expects to play in both the internal and channel clouds. That’s why Parallels is setting up a new fee-based SaaS FastTrack Program so ISVs can offer their software as a service and satisfy SMB demand for on-demand applications. Parallels says its scheme involves no development or rewriting of code, merely use of its virtualization and automation technology along with standards such as the Application Packaging Standard (APS), which enables ISVs and service providers to publish, package, provision and update the format of solution... (more)

Leading Virtualization Company Launches Beta Version of Parallels Server

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)

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)

Canonical to Resell Parallels Virtualization Software Through Ubuntu Partner Repository

Canonical announced the availability of Parallels Workstation for Linux through the Ubuntu Partner Repository -- giving Ubuntu users the ability to quickly find, install and run Parallels software. The Ubuntu Partner Repository and associated services from Canonical allow software providers to make their software readily available to Ubuntu users. The repository supplements the thousands of free and open source applications available through other Ubuntu repositories, and contains both proprietary and open source applications provided by Ubuntu Partners. Parallels Workstation for Linux allows users to easily run multiple operating systems side-by-side on a single computer without rebooting. The deal with Parallels makes the desktop virtualization product more readily available to Ubuntu users -- residing in a drop down menu on the operating system. "We have always be... (more)

Parallels's SaaS Development Kit: SaaS Applications Using Parallels Virtualization and Automation Solutions

Parallels and Smart Online announced the Parallels SaaS Development Kit, a suite of software development tools that will help independent software vendors (ISVs) to package software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for the more than 10,000 service providers worldwide that use Parallels solutions. "Through continued collaboration with the industry, Parallels is advancing a unified platform to help our customers and partners take advantage of SaaS with minimal effort and cost," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "Service providers and ISVs can use these development tools to offer a broad range of SaaS applications and grow their businesses." The Parallels SaaS Development Kit builds on the Application Packaging Standard (APS) with comprehensive documentation and development tools, such as virtualization templates. The kit makes it easy for service providers to of... (more)

Parallels Virtuozzo Virtualization Containers Powers Swyx SaaS Telephony Solution

Parallels announced that Swyx Solutions has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable hosted PBX application via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Using Parallels software, Swyx delivered "Hosted SwyxWare," a hosted solution based on its "SwyxWare" telecommunications system for Microsoft Windows. Hosted SwyxWare combines locally installed software components and virtual-PBX servers running in Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, which helps businesses save money by replacing or supplementing their conventional PBX solutions. "Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 combined with our automation software provide the ideal platform for companies like Swyx that are looking to capitalize on the SaaS opportunity," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "The Hosted SwyxWare solution is another example of how our SaaS enablement tec... (more)

Parallels Automation Software Adds Support for Google Message Filtering

Service providers that use Parallels Automation software can now easily deliver real-time spam and virus filtering, attack blocking, and e-mail traffic monitoring using a Google Apps security and compliance package. Parallels Automation is integrated with the Google Message Filtering e-mail offering, so service providers can streamline delivery of hosted services to their customers and provide automated billing and provisioning of the Google services through Parallels. "The Google Message Filtering integration with Parallels Automation makes it easy for service providers to offer their customers an advanced security solution that requires minimal resources to deploy," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "This new offering is another example of how the Parallels Open Platform is helping service providers add software-as-a-service (SaaS) capabilities to address ... (more)

Parallels Virtualization Desktop Surpasses One Million Units Worldwide

Parallels announced that its Parallels Desktop for Mac has sold more than one million copies. The software enables Mac users to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Apple computer.  Parallels Desktop for Mac’s success has made Parallels noted in desktop virtualization. The software is available in 10 languages -- Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Spanish. "Parallels Desktop not only broke down the barrier between the Mac and PC worlds, it also broke down the barrier that kept desktop virtualization from becoming a mainstream technology for consumers and professional users," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "We will continue innovating to extend our position as the desktop virtualization leader and provide our users ... (more)