The industry’s first virtualization solution for Apple servers includes Mac OS X Leopard Server virtualization support
RENTON, Wash., June 17th, 2008 – Parallels announced today that Parallels Server for Mac, the world’s first server virtualization solution for Intel-powered Apple systems, is now available. Parallels Server for Mac is a powerful and easy-to-use hypervisor solution for server virtualization that provides a great value for cost conscious organizations seeking to standardize and optimize their IT infrastructures. It can run on any Intel-powered Apple hardware, including the Xserve and Mac Pro, running OS X Leopard Server and comes to market after a successful worldwide beta testing program involving Mac, Windows and Linux server professionals.
Enterprises of all sizes can use Parallels Server for Mac to seamlessly standardize on the Mac platform and integrate into existing IT infrastructures. It can be used to effectively consolidate server resources, consolidate and support legacy OSes and applications, streamline server and application deployment, reduce maintenance and management, simplify software testing and development, and optimize server and application availability.
“Parallels Server for Mac opens the door for virtualization on Apple servers and represents an important step in delivering on our ‘Optimized Computing’ vision by adding hypervisor-based server virtualization,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. “Parallels Server for Mac will be a catalyst in driving Mac server adoption in the enterprise, as it is the first product ever to enable IT professionals and developers to capitalize on the power of OS X Server while keeping the flexibility to run Windows and Linux workloads."
"Leopard Server is easy to set up and includes innovative features such as Podcast Producer and iCal Server that you can't find in other major operating systems," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Now, Parallels Server makes the combination of Leopard Server and Xserve even more appealing to IT departments considering a switch to the Mac."
Parallels Server for Mac includes industry-first support for OS X Leopard Server as a guest operating system in a virtual machine. Running OS X Leopard Server in a virtual machine enables Mac server administrators to run multiple, isolated workloads on a single OS X Leopard Server-powered Xserve, providing the ability to test and sandbox with more agility than ever before.
Parallels Server includes a wide range of enterprise-class features, such as:
A full list of features and specifications is available at www.parallels.com/server.
Pricing and Availability
Parallels Server for Mac is available immediately at a standard retail price of $999/ £620/ €860 per system, running on an unlimited number of cores. Platinum and Gold Maintenance packages, which include free upgrades and priority support, are also available for purchase. Parallels Server for Mac will be available via the Parallels worldwide network of channel partners.
To find a reseller or distributor, visit www.parallels.com/partners/find/cp.
Licenses can also be purchased directly from the Parallels online store at www.parallels.com/buyonline.
About Parallels – Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses and service providers across all major hardware, operating system and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.