Parallels Joins Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program to Help Microsoft Customers Using Parallels Hypervisor

December 19, 2013

Parallels works with Microsoft to validate its hypervisor and offer cooperative technical support to Microsoft customers virtualizing with Parallels

RENTON, WA — December 19, 2013. Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, announced Microsoft Corp. has validated the Parallels Hypervisor under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). With the SVVP validation, Parallels customers who run Parallels Hypervisor on Windows Server will have access to cooperative support from Microsoft and Parallels.

Microsoft’s SVVP Program enables Parallels and other software providers to validate machine virtualization products so that Microsoft customers running instances of Windows Server they have acquired and licensed from Microsoft directly can receive technical support for Windows Server in virtualized environments. With the SVVP validation in place, Microsoft can cooperate with Parallels to provide technical support to customers running Windows Server together with Parallels Hypervisor.

“Our Service Providers and their customers rely on Parallels virtualization and Windows Server operating systems and Microsoft Server applications to run their businesses,” said John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Service Provider, Parallels. “Parallels will continue to provide professional product support to our Service Providers, who will continue to support their customers. In addition, Parallels and Microsoft are working to help ensure that Microsoft customers that have Windows Server instances and Microsoft applications running on Parallels hypervisor will receive cooperative support from both Microsoft and Parallels.”

“Microsoft is committed to serving our customers on our Windows Server with Hyper-V platform, as well as supporting our customers who run Microsoft operating systems and applications on third-party hypervisors that have been validated through the SVVP program,” said Mike Schutz, General Manager, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. “Validating the Parallels hypervisor allows us to work together to ensure that as Parallels continues to support its Service Provider customers, we can cooperate with Parallels to ensure top notch support for licensed Microsoft guest OSs.”

For more information about the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program, visit the program’s website.

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