Parallels Announces Parallels Server for Mac
In a major expansion of its server virtualization offerings for Apple environments, cloud service automation and virtualization software from Parallels (www.parallels.com) has introduced the first solution of bare-metal hypervisor for Apple’s Xserve.
According to the company’s announcement on Wednesday, Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition offers increased performance for applications running in virtual machines on the Xserve, and allow companies to standardize the Apple platform, and open a new opportunity to cloud services providers to offer profitable Mac OS X services. The addition of Parallels Virtual Automation provides comprehensive management tools for monitoring and maintaining a virtual environment.
“The year of 33 percent year on year increase in sales of Apple Macintosh computers reported this quarter indicates a growing interest in Apple hardware,” said Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov in a statement. “Virtualization solutions can help make this a practical reality for users, giving them the ability to run Windows and Linux applications they need in the Apple system they want. Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition provides a high performance solution that allows professionals and developers leverage the power of Mac OS X Server, while having the flexibility to run Windows and Linux, both of workloads in the establishments and through the cloud. ”
Based on Parallels virtualization portfolio for Apple environments (in particular the resolution of existing server virtualization, Parallels Server for Mac), the new architecture represents the first bare-metal hypervisor for Apple systems with Intel, offering users with increased performance and hot migration, the systems ability to migrate without having to go completely online.
“Xserve offers unbeatable performance, and Mac OS X Server is the world’s easiest to use the server operating system,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s CEO, vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “With the Mac more popular than ever, and new virtualization tools Parallels has never been a better time or easier for organizations of all to switch to Mac.”
Not only for deployments in the establishments, Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition presents an opportunity for service providers in the cloud to diversify its offerings in new growth areas – Taking advantage of the popularity of Apple. Parallels partner service provider quickly and easily offer profitable services in Mac OS X, including virtual private server and application hosting as a service cloud.
In Parallels Summit this week in Miami, hosting company Go Daddy (www.godaddy.com) announced plans to offer Mac OS X-based virtual private servers built on Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition. “Go Daddy is always looking for ways to improve our customer experience, and offer simple solutions,” Go Daddy and Chief Operating Officer Warren Adelman, said in a statement. “We do this by offering the products our customers want and need. Together with the innovative minds in Parallels and Apple’s usability experts, we have opened the door to a line of Mac OS X hosting products.”
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