Awards and Reviews

Network World Parallels has been selected by NetworkWorld to its "Ten Most Powerful SaaS Delivery Companies" list.
About.com Reader’s Choice Award 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Award 2012 – Best Application for Running Windows
Parallels Desktop for Mac takes this important award for the second time in a row!
Macworld Awards 2011 Macworld Awards 2011 – Best Consumer Software
Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac - This great product allows new Mac users to painlessly switch their computing life over from their dear old friend, PC, to their new best friend, Mac.
Good Housekeeping Good Housekeeping – Best Products
Parallels Eases the Pain of Switching to a Mac or Upgrading Your PC with Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac and Parallels Desktop for Upgrading to Windows 7.
MacWorld Editor's Choice Macworld – Editors’ Choice Award 5/5 Stars
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Provides Even Better Performance for Running Windows on a Mac.
PC Advisor PC Advisor – Expert Rating Award 5/5 Stars
Run Windows applications alongside your Mac applications more efficiently than ever. There's now a Parallels app that enables you to run your Windows virtual machines on an Apple iPad or iPhone… it's remarkable to see Windows running on the screen of an iPad.
PC Pro – PC Pro Recommended Award
Parallels Desktop 6 brings a few new features that VMware can't match. The big one is a mobile application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, allowing you to connect to virtual machines over the internet. We tested it on an iPad, and had no problem accessing our Windows installation through a firewall…
InfoTECH infoTECH review: Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac
Different software programs let you run Windows on the Mac, but one of the most popular and effective is Parallels Desktop for Mac.
PC Advisor PC Advisor
Gamers, web developers and businesses alike will welcome new features in Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac.
Products of the Year 2009 SearchServerVirtualization.com 2009 Products of the Year Award Winner
Parallel’s Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 allows organizations to reach a higher consolidation ratio than is possible with a typical bare-metal hypervisor.
Red Herring Red Herring 100
Parallels’ innovation and entrepreneurship rated amongst the leading 100 private companies in North America.
MacWorld Editor's Choice Editors Choice 2010
’Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac’ Wins 2010 Editors Choice for making Windows feel more like Mac applications.
Editors Choice 2009
Parallels wins 2009 Editors Choice for excellence in the "Hosting Related" field.
Network World Network World
Parallels Desktop Named Clear Choice Test Winner for Mac Desktop Virtualization.
2009 Editors Choice
Parallels wins July 2009 Editors Choice for best CRM provider.
SaaSDirectory 2009 Award Winning provider for "CRM"
Parallels Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software named winner for enabling users to build relationships and increase sales.
Editors Choice 2009 Editors Choice 2009
Parallels wins 2009 Editors Choice for excellence in the "Hosting Related" field.
iCreate 2009 iCreate Best of Show
Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac named "Best of Show" for new features and fast speeds at MacWorld 2009.
InfoWorld 2009 Technology of the Year InfoWorld 2009 Technology of the Year
Parallels Desktop for Mac wins Best Desktop Virtualization for Mac.
CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards 2008 CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards 2008
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers wins the Server or Storage Product of the Year category for its continuous virtualization innovation, particularly in "performance, manageability and usability".
IDC Virtualization Parallels Recognized by IDC
Named as one of the largest virtualization companies by revenue in August 2008 report "Worldwide Virtual Machine Software 2007 Vendor Shares".
Windows IT Pro Magazine Windows IT Pro Magazine’s Editor’s Best
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is selected as the 2008 Gold Winner for Virtualization.
Government Computer News Government Computer News Reviewer's Choice
Parallels Desktop for Mac is awarded As across the board and is the GCN Lab's Reviewer's Choice for its ease of use and fast performance.
2008 AlwaysOn Global Winner. AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner
Parallels named as a top innovator and technology disruptor as one of the world's hottest companies.
Red Herring North America Red Herring 100 North America
Parallels recognized with this highly selective award due to the company's innovative and entrepreneurial achievements.
Top 100 Products of 2007-2008 District Administration Magazine "Top 100 Products of 2007-2008"
Parallels Desktop for Mac is named one of the "Top 100 Products of 2007-2008" by District Adminstrator Magazine, the #1 magazine serving k-12 educators and administrators in the US.
MacWorld Expo 2008 Best of Show MacWorld Expo 2008 "Best of Show"
Parallels Server is named one of the 10 best products on display at the 2008 MacWorld Expo.
PCWorld PC World's 25 Most Innovative Products
Parallels Desktop recognized as one of only 3 "Keepers" among Intel Core Duo 2 and the Nintendo Wii from last year's list.
InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year
InfoWorld Magazine names Parallels Desktop 3.0 a "2008 Technology of the Year".
2008 CRN Emerging Vendors 2008 CRN Emerging Vendors
CRN Magazine highlights Parallels as one of 2008’s Emerging Technology Vendors and a virtualization vendor to watch.
Top 20 Companies to Watch Top 20 Companies to Watch
Linux Magazine names Parallels to its list of top companies to watch in 2008.
Redmond Magazine 2008 Editors' Choice Award
Parallels Virtuozzo recognized in Redmond Magazine's Best New Version category.
Best Software of 2007 Amazon.com "Best Software of 2007"
Amazon.com's software editor's name Parallels Desktop one of the "Best of 2007".
100 Best Products of 2007 100 Best Products of 2007
PC World ranks Parallels Desktop #6 on its list of "The Best 100 Products of 2007."
InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year Award
Parallels’s Virtuozzo 3.0 wins Best Server Virtualization (OS Virtualization).
eWeek Analyst’s Choice Award
Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0 earns Analyst’s Choice Award based on its consolidation benefits and slick management options.
CRN Magazine 10 Coolest Products
CRN names Parallels Desktop one of the "10 Coolest Products of 2007".
2007 Products of the Year 2007 Products of the Year
Parallels Virtuozzo named a winner in SearchServerVirtualization.com in the Virtualization Platforms category.
Most Innovative Product of 2006 Most Innovative Product of 2006
PC World names Parallels Desktop for Mac one of the 20 Most Innovative Products of 2006.
MacWorld Expo 2007 Best of Show MacWorld Expo 2007 "Best of Show"
Parallels Desktop beats out thousands of products and services to win "Best of Show" at the 2007 MacWorld Expo.
Innovation of the Year Innovation of the Year
MacUser Magazine, the UK's leading Mac publication, names Parallels Desktop for Mac "Innovation of the Year" for 2006.
CRN Magazine 25 ISVs You Must Know - 2007
CRN ranks Parallels as one of the elite 25 ISVs for 2007.
MacLiveExpo London 2007 Best of Show MacLiveExpo London 2007 "Best of Show"
Parallels Desktop 3.0 wins "Best of Show" at the MacLiveExpo in London, the UK's premier Apple-focused event.
2006 Reader's Choice Award 2006 Reader's Choice Award
Paralells Desktop is the first non-Apple product to be named "Product of the Year" by the readers of MacWorld Magazine.
InfoWorld 2006 100 Top 10 IT Projects
Parallels Virtuozzo customer arvato mobile successfully transitions to virtual infrastructure and is cited as one of Top 10 IT Projects of 2006.
BBC News Best Tech Product of 2006
BBC News, the world's largest news agency, names Parallels Desktop for Mac one of the 5 best technology products of 2006.
The Washington Times Best Tech Product of 2006
Parallels Desktop for Mac is named one of the Washington Times' "Best Tech Products of 2006".
MacWorld Editors' Choice Best OS X Software
MacWorld UK names Parallels Desktop the "Best OS X Software" of 2007.
Pocket Lint Hot Product
Pocket Lint, leading independent tech journal, gives Desktop for Mac 3.0 a 9/10 rating and names it a "Hot Product" for 2007.
Newcomer of the Year Newcomer of the Year
Parallels wins Digital River's 2006 Internet Commerce Excellence Award for "Newcomer of the Year". The award is presented annually to the new technology company that made the biggest impact on the technology market.
CRN Magazine Emerging Tech Dynamo and Emerging Vendor
CRN names Parallels one of 2007's "Emerging Tech Dynamos", and also names it in the top "50 Emerging Vendors You Should Know".
IT Week Top 100 IT Vendor of 2006
Parallels named in Top 100 IT Vendors due to Virtuozzo product and rapid growth.
LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award
Parallels Virtuozzo 3.0 wins Best Virtualization Solution and receives praise for its zero downtime migration capabilities.
Itanium Solutions Alliance 2007 Innovation Contest Finalist
Parallels Virtuozzo named finalist in the Enterprise Business Application category.
2006 Eddy Award 2006 "Eddy" Award
Parallels Desktop for Mac is named one of the most significant Mac products of 2006 by winning the 22nd Annual MacWorld "Eddy" Award.
LifeHacker 2006 Best App of the year
LifeHacker names Parallels Desktop for Mac "Best App of the Year" for 2006.
PC World Norway Computer Product of the Year
PC World Norway, Scandinavia’s most popular computer magazine, names Parallels Desktop for Mac "Computer Product of the Year" for 2006.
Linux Magazine Emperor Class
Linux Magazine name Parallels Workstation 2.2 "Emperor Class" software - its highest award - and recommends it as the #1 product to buy for the 2006 holiday season.
CRN Magazine 2006 Emerging Vendors Directory
Parallels identified as an Emerging Vendor based on its innovative approach towards virtualization and easy-to-use technology.
IT Week 2006, 2005 Innovation Awards
Parallels named to Top 50 Technology Innovators for 2005 and 2006 for its innovative solutions for enterprise and service provider markets.

The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal, Walt Mossberg
What makes this all possible is Parallels 8, a new version of the leading Mac utility for running Windows and Windows programs with regular Mac programs. Parallels 8, set for release this week, has been especially tailored to take advantage of, and to integrate, new features in the latest Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, and in Windows 8, which is due out Oct. 26. Parallels 8 does a fine job of running Windows on a Mac, especially Windows 8. It doesn't emulate every feature, like those taking advantage of a touch screen —which the Mac lacks. But it makes Windows 8 work on a Mac pretty much like it works on a standard Windows PC that you'd upgrade to Windows 8. And it integrates Windows 8 with some new features of Mountain Lion, like centralized notifications and text dictation. I can recommend Parallels 8 as a good solution for running Windows on a Mac simultaneously with Mac programs, and especially for Mac users who want to also use Windows 8 later this fall, or experiment with the pre-release version.
eWeek Parallels Takes the Virtualization Crown
PJ Connolly’s eWeek review of Parallels Desktop 7 was just published and it's very positive. The review delves into remote capabilities, declaring that "Parallels Mobile client is far ahead of anything that VMware offers for mobile devices," and, "The Parallels Mobile app is a great convenience for road warriors who want to travel with a minimum of hardware."

Connolly also provides a positive overview of PD7 Enterprise Edition, noting that it works with various remote management tools and that "It’s an easily configured way to ensure that a deployment of scores or hundreds of installations is done consistently from one machine to the next."

The review discusses other new features such as Lion support, the Parallels Wizard and the ability to purchase Windows 7 from within the product. Connolly concludes that "Parallels has an edge in mass deployment scenarios. As frosting on the cupcake, the Parallels Mobile client is far ahead of anything that VMware offers for mobile devices. Advantage: Parallels.
BuisinessWeek, Bloomberg
Parallels Desktop 7, the latest version of Parallels Inc.'s Windows-in-a-Mac software, successfully navigated my little torture test with nary a hiccup. There's no better solution for Mac users who want Windows compatibility… To try out Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, I used a year-old 11-inch MacBook Air with a now two-generations-old Intel Core 2 Duo processor, four gigabytes of memory and 128 gigabytes of storage. I had previously installed Windows and Office, using Boot Camp to run them when needed…. The software proved to be both low-overhead and low- maintenance. It took up less than a gigabyte of my constrained storage capacity and speedily launched Microsoft programs in Coherence mode from a drop-down Windows start menu accessed via a Parallels icon on the Mac's top bar. All my custom macros for Microsoft Word worked without a hitch. I was also able to easily run the special software used for accessing the Bloomberg Professional Service.
The Wall Street Journal, Walt Mossberg
In my tests, this latest Parallels edition ran Windows quickly and smoothly, and integrated well with some of Lion's new features, even though my test Mac isn't the fastest Apple laptop available today…. All Windows 7 programs I tested launched and ran quickly and smoothly, and the fancy visual effects in Windows 7, such as mini-previews for icons in the taskbar, worked great…. And now, it will even allow you to buy, download and install Windows right from within Parallels. Previously, you had to obtain Windows separately. This is a big improvement, in my view…. Parallels 7 can create and run multiple virtual machines, and also handle operating systems other than Windows. For instance, I was able to run Linux and an open-source version of Google's Chrome OS on my Mac using Parallels. At one point in my tests, I had four operating systems running at once, and could control all four from an iPad.
Good Housekeeping Good Housekeeping – Best Products
Parallels Eases the Pain of Switching to a Mac or Upgrading Your PC with Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac and Parallels Desktop for Upgrading to Windows 7.
MacWorld Editor's Choice Macworld – Editors’ Choice Award 5/5 Stars
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Provides Even Better Performance for Running Windows on a Mac.
PC Advisor PC Advisor – Expert Rating Award 5/5 Stars
Run Windows applications alongside your Mac applications more efficiently than ever. There's now a Parallels app that enables you to run your Windows virtual machines on an Apple iPad or iPhone… it's remarkable to see Windows running on the screen of an iPad.
PC Pro Review – PC Pro Recommended Award
Parallels Desktop 6 brings a few new features that VMware can't match. The big one is a mobile application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, allowing you to connect to virtual machines over the internet. We tested it on an iPad, and had no problem accessing our Windows installation through a firewall…
ArsTechnica ArsTechnica: Parallels Desktop 6 Review
For decades, Apple users have dreamed of playing Windows games on their Macs at reasonable speeds. At long last, Parallels Desktop 6 realizes that dream.
CNET CNET: Hands-on with Parallels Desktop 6
I have always loved the idea of running two operating systems in parallel, and the advancements in virtualization technology have been exceptionally intriguing. For the past few days I have had the opportunity to try out the next version of Parallels Desktop… overall it does live up to the advertised improvements over the prior version.
PCWorld PCWorld
This latest release of Parallels contains a variety of enhancements that make it better than ever. Parallels Desktop 6 has significant improvements in performance of the virtualized Windows system, and include support for 64-bit Windows. It also allows Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to work from within the virtual Windows system, and enables the Mac OS X Spotlight search function to locate Windows programs.
Fortune Fortune
Parallels was nice enough to give me a demonstration today of their new Parallels 6 virtualization product. Besides having the ability to run Windows XP and 7 on an iPad, they're also pretty proud of the Google ChromeOS performance on iPad, which I have to say was pretty entertaining. If you need to run desktop OSes on the road, but want to leave the computer at home, this free iOS (works on iPhone and iPod touch too) app from Parallels is a pretty slick.
PC Advisor PC Advisor
Gamers, web developers and businesses alike will welcome new features in Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac.
The Wall Street Journal Walt Mossberg: Wall Street Journal
Parallels Zips Past Fusion in Running Windows on Macs.
IT Reviews IT Reviews: Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac
Parallels does a remarkable job running multiple operating systems on multiple virtual machines on a completely different hardware platform.
MacTech 2010 MacTech Labs
Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac is fastest virtualization available.
MacTech Virtualization Benchmarking Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMware Fusion
"Parallels is the clear winner in a head-to-head review of Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMWare Fusion.".
TechWorld Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 review
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is recommended for its easy-to-use desktop and browser based management tools.
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 review
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers named the "much more complete solution" compared to VMWare.
Windows IT Pro Magazine Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers commended on excellent performance; intuitive management console and quick deployment via templates.
Network World Parallels Virtuozzo Containers Review, Part 2
"You get remarkable virtual operating system density along with low virtualization overheads and outstanding management. Highly, highly recommended".
Network World Parallel's Virtuozzo Containers Give Apps Room to Play Safely on the Same Server
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 Clear Choice Test cites manageability and performance advantages.
CRNtech Virtualization in the Hot Seat
Parallels Virtuozzo scores 26 stars in virtualization vendor comparison rankings.
InfoWorld Virtuozzo Commands Virtual Server Stage
Parallels Virtuozzo praised for its low overhead and high density due to its OS virtualization architecture.
eWeek Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0 a Virtualization Virtuoso
Parallels Virtuozzo receives high marks for its price to performance ratio and robust management tools.
Redmond Magazine To Serve and to Virtualize
Parallels Virtuozzo cited for its migration tools and resource allocation capabilities.
MacWorld Editors' Choice MacWorld UK names Parallels Desktop for Mac an "Editor's Choice" and gives the product a 5-star review.
PC PRO Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux 3
Parallels Virtuozzo receives 5-star rating based on unique approach to templates and OS virtualization.
PC Plus Editor's Choice
PC Plus, one of the UK's leading computer magazines, names Parallels Desktop 3.0 an "Editor's Choice".
TUCOWS Must Have Application & Editor's Choice
TUCOWS, the leading download site on the Internet, names Parallels Compressor a "Must Have Application" and an "Editor's Choice".
TechWorld Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0
Parallels Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0 reviewed and found to achieve high-performance due to OS virtualization approach and possess superb GUI management tools.
MacWorld MacWorld Espana gives Parallels Desktop for Mac a 5-star review and names it a "Producto Recomendado" (Recommended Product).
Linux.com Review: Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0
Parallels Virtuozzo recommended as a powerful solution for disaster recovery and strong alternative to VMware.
MacTech Virtualization Benchmarking MacTech Virtualization Benchmarking
See how Parallels Desktop for Mac performs in comparison to other solutins and why MacTech declares Parallels Desktop "a clear winner."
Personal Computing World
Personal Computing World, the UK's longest running computer magazine, gives Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac a 4/5 star ranking and calls the product "pretty much the slickest product in town."
"Hot Product"
Pocket Lint, leading independent tech journal, gives Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac a 9/10 rating and names it a "Hot Product" for 2007.
PC World
PC World gives Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac a 91/100 review score and a "superior" ranking, which makes Parallels Desktop for Mac one of its highest scoring products in any hardware or software category.
MacWorld
MacWorld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths awards Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac 4 out of 5 mice and calls the product "fast and versatile".
IT Enquirer
IT Enquirer, one of Europe's leading technology sites, awards Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac a perfect 5/5 star review.
Editor's Choice
Parallels Desktop for Mac receives 4.5/5 "mice" and the coveted "Editor's Choice" Award.
Superior
PC World gives Parallels Desktop for Mac a 90/100 review score and a "Superior" ranking, the magazine's highest honor.
PC Pro Magazine
Parallels Desktop for Mac gets a 4-star rating from PC Pro Magazine, one of the highest scores of the year for any product.
GREAT
Mac Addict gives Parallels Desktop for Mac a 4-star review and names it a "GREAT" product.
Mac Companion Magazine
Parallels Desktop for Mac scores a 4.5/5 star review from Mac Companion Magazine.
Ars Technica
Ars Technica, the leading review site for cutting edge technology, gives Parallels Desktop for Mac a review score of 9-out-of-10, one of the highest scores of the year.
Best Buy
Computer Shopper, Britain's biggest computer magazine, gives Parallels Desktop for Mac a 5-star rating and names it a "Best Buy".
92/100
BNetWerk, Belgium's leading computer magazine, awards Parallels Desktop for Mac a 92/100 review rating and selects it as "highly recommended" software.
InfoWorld
Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac receives a 9.1/10 "excellent" rating from InfoWorld.
ComputerWorld
ComputerWorld declares Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac "a winner".
 
 
 
 
 
 
Virtualização de desktop
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- Parallels Business Automation
- Parallels Business Automation Standard
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- Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
- Parallels Small Business Panel
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