Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal Launches… So What?

RENTON, WA. — OCTOBER 7th, 2009— Cloud enablement leader, Parallels, today announced enhancements to its server virtualization product portfolio to enable its network of cloud services partners to compliment their virtualized services with new offerings based on their just-released hypervisor technology. Parallels currently supports more than one million cloud-based virtual environments in production through its existing Parallels Virtuozzo Containers technology and is building on this with the availability of Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal. The solution leverages the powerful hypervisor technology of Parallels’ award-winning desktop virtualization products, augmented for complex server environments to enable a range of use scenarios, from development and testing in the cloud to consolidating multiple operating systems on a single server…

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So what? What’s new under the sun of Renton? Well nothing actually 😦
Is this a better hypervizor? no benchmarks out yet.
Is this hypervizor has enterprise features such resource scheduling, live VM migration, clustered FS ? not really, sort of… partial implementation or simply not at all…
Is there a free version we can play with? nope, Parallels doesn’t do that according their FAQs… What a laugh 🙂
Is there anything that will let you switch to this BM hypervizor? If you are an existing Parallels customer you may be interested in…

Personally I think it’s a bit too late to enter the Bare Metal hypervizor war! Parallels should concentrate on Virtuozzo and the desktop products period!


About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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