How is this different from the "free" hypervisors in the market today?
The "free" hypervisor market is a marketing tactic for vendors to gain adoption with their technologies. The vendors that provide "free" versions typically limit the functionality and /or management capabilities of those versions. Once the user desires support, production quality environments or management capabilities there are complex licensing options with dozens of iterations based upon the sets of features desired. The free version quickly escalate into hundreds if not thousands of dollars per CPU. In contrast, Parallels provides three simple editions to meet the needs of most business situations.
Does Parallels provide a "free" hypervisor?
No, Parallels takes a different approach that is aligned with the needs of our business customers. Businesses do not install and use un-supported software, that’s just a plain fact. Therefore, Parallels only provides supported options that are not throttled nor bounded by artificial limitations. We want you to experience the full product at it’s best so we only provide production ready editions. Parallels does provide a free product trial that will allow you to experience the solution in your environment before you make a purchase decision.
How do you compare the true cost of a hypervisor implementation?
Before you can make an equal comparison you must first understand how each vendor licenses their management and support offerings. You must also make a list of the features you need for your environment such as integrated backups, clustering, 4, 8, 12 or 16 way virtual CPUs, the number of processors you will be managing, etc. Once you have both of these lists you can then compare the appropriate version to the needs of your business. Parallels simplified this process by providing three easy to understand editions that meet the needs of most businesses. Our pricing for the Small Business Edition & Standard Edition are per SERVER, not CPU.
Parallels Server Bare Metal Documentation
|Parallels Server Bare Metal Datasheet|
|Parallels Server Bare Metal Standard Datasheet|
|Parallels Virtual Automation 4.6 Datasheet|
|Readmes & Release Notes|
|Readme for Parallels Server Bare Metal||PDF | RTF|
|Parallels Server Bare Metal Guides|
|Getting Started With Parallels Server Bare Metal||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Getting Started With Parallels Management Console||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Server Bare Metal Installation Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Server Bare Metal Users Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Installing via PXE||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Deploying Clusters in Parallels-Based Systems||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Management Console Guides|
|Parallels Management Console Users Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Templates Management Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Command Line Reference Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
Parallels Virtualization SDK
|Parallels Virtualization SDK for Windows (5.0.13253.694417)
|Parallels Virtualization SDK for Linux (5.0.13253.694417)
|Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmers Guide||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels C API Reference||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
|Parallels Python API Reference||PDF | ZIP | XHTML|
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Parallels Server Bare Metal Templates are pre-configured files with software packages that provide a fast and cost-effective approach to create, deploy and provision virtualized computing environments.