Gray-haired desktop virtualization specialists may remember Parallels as the developer of Virtuozzo Containers, a containerized application hosting solution for Windows Server that provides a halfway house between RDSH sessions and full server virtualization. Parallels is back in the desktop virtualization news after having announced its acquisition of 2X Software. This move brings mobile device management, VDI, and RDSH to the company’s current portfolio of Linux and Windows containers, a Type 2 hypervisor for OS X, and service provider–focused web server management tools. In a prepared statement announcing the acquisition, Parallels President Jack Zubarev said, “We see huge synergies with Parallels Access and Parallels Desktop products and are excited about the potential 2X solutions brings to us.”
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the world’s leading OS virtualization solution for Windows and Linux. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers levels of density, performance and manageability that are often far higher and cheaper than alternative virtualisation solutions.
Parallels believe that the new Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 for Windows will represent a major step forward in the manageability, performance and efficiency of virtualisation technologies for the enterprise. This new release will a number of new features and enhancements to the industry’s leading OS virtualisation solution, including support for Windows Server 2008. Continue reading News: Parallels Announce Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 for Windows Release Candidate Evaluation Program