Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux version 4.7 provides significant new features and strengthens your ability to deliver profitable cloud services.
This release comes with a new kernel based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6). This kernel provides a number of improvements, including better performance, optimized process handling, better memory addressability, enhanced resource control and stability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS6 support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS6 are supported as both the Host and Guest operating system. You can now install the release on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or CentOS6 and use this operating system for creating new Containers.
New memory management scheme
Parallels Server Bare Metal introduces VSwap, a new scheme for managing memory-related parameters in Containers that makes it easy for users to specify RAM and Swap amounts for a Container, effectively enabling it to behave like a dedicated machine.
This release provides full support for using IPv6 addresses with Containers, including IPv6 support by Parallels Virtual Automation.
For more information or to request a trial version please visit http://www.parallels.com/products/pvcl/.
In a new report which cites Parallels efforts to characterize the SMB Cloud market, McKinsey & Company examines opportunities for SMB Cloud service providers and explains how they can seek to do more than merely survive in the marketplace. You can read the report here.
Parallels announced the winners of its first Asia Pacific Partner Awards at Parallels APAC Summit 2011. The Summit was held from September 23-25 at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore.
The Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards aim to recognize partners in the APAC region that have realized growth, shown innovative strategies and optimized their business for future success in the Cloud arena using Parallels products, solutions and services.The Awards comprised six categories that reflect the global market and product areas of Parallels. Award winners for 2011 include:
Congratulations to all the winners!
In a new case study, learn how LuxCloud used Parallels Automation as its Cloud services delivery solution to meet new opportunities around delivering Software-as-a-Service to customers. Within just a few weeks LuxCloud won ten reseller partners across Western Europe.
Read in this new case study how service provider USONYX helped their customer Singapore Watch Exchange halve operational costs with more flexible hosting solutions using Parallels Business Automation Standard.
Parallels has released the latest version of this industry leading virtualization technology. Parallels Server Bare Metal (PSBM) delivers Parallels Virtuozzo Containers together with our world-class hypervisor technology. By combining both virtualization solutions into a single product, PSBM enables service providers to provide a range of options to their customers while improving operational efficiency and reliability.
Service providers who want to provide customers with servers based on Containers or hypervisors can now support both virtualization technologies with a single solution. Parallels Server Bare Metal delivers:
Flexibility and choice
Deploy either Parallels Virtuozzo Containers or Parallels hypervisor-based servers to meet the full range of customer needs.
Improved operational efficiency and reliability
Parallels Server Bare Metal reduces maintenance time and deployment risk by providing a single solution.
Parallels Server Bare Metal is the virtualization technology at the core of Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI) solution. For more information on PACI see http://www.parallels.com/products/iaas/
The latest Parallels Virtuozzo Containers technology
Parallels Server Bare Metal includes Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux (PVCfL) 4.7. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is an operating system virtualization solution that maximizes the investment in server hardware. For more information on PVCfL 4.7 see http://www.parallels.com/products/pvcl/.
For more information or to request a trial version please go to http://www.parallels.com/products/server/baremetal/sp/whatsnew/
Parallels is pleased to announce our new partnership with CloudLinux. CloudLinux OS offers relief from many of the hazards that today's shared hosting environment presents. While fully compatible with CentOS and RHEL, CloudLinux OS enables greatly increased server density, stability and control, and is fully integrated with, and optimized for, Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Automation and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. Existing production servers can easily be upgraded to CloudLinux OS in as little as ten minutes. Today, CloudLinux OS is used by over 100 service providers, over 500 shared hosting companies, and runs on over 5,000 servers worldwide.
The new partnership allows you to purchase CloudLinux licenses and be billed directly from Parallels. Trials are offered and support is available 24/7 directly from CloudLinux at no additional charge. CloudLinux is available today in Parallels Key Administrator. Click here or contact your account manager to learn more.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products to better match the use cases of both you as service providers and your customers. To help with these efforts, please take a quick survey to help us better understand current and desired functionality in various product areas. We appreciate your time on this and will thoroughly consider all input we receive. Click here to take this 5 minute survey.
Parallels is a Platinum Sponsor of WHD.local across Europe. The tour had a rewarding start in early September in Cologne. All participants enjoyed networking in a relaxed atmosphere and the Parallels session was strongly attended.You still have the opportunity to register for free – using the complimentary code 61HET63 - for nine other stops across Europe:
Attend WHD.local to get the definitive European outlook for SMB services with exclusive Parallels research results for countries including Germany, France, UK, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands.
Initial registration results for the upcoming Parallels Summit 2012 on February 14-16 in Orlando, FL are even ahead of last year's Parallels Summit, which set an attendance record. The agenda and keynote speakers are shaping up to promise our strongest Parallels Summit ever. Check http://www.parallels.com/summit for frequent updates.
We're kicking Parallels Summit 2012 off in style this time with a unique attendee party. Come chill out with a DJ, drinks, food and fun at the coolest club in town — IceBar Orlando — the largest permanent ice bar in the world where jackets and gloves keep you warm on the outside, and the best vodka cocktails on earth keep you warm on the inside. Featured as one of the top 10 "Extreme Barhopping" bars on Travel Channel, and "America's Best" on Food Network, this is an experience not to be missed.
As we noted last month, Parallels Summit 2012 introduces a $299 conference fee. However, as a valued Service Provider Newsletter subscriber, you can register today for no fee by simply using this registration code P9N2P8.
Parallels hosted the third annual Parallels Asia Pacific (APAC) Summit, an annual gathering of the leading Cloud services and hosting industry firms in the region. The event was held at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore from 23-25 September and focused on how hosters and other service providers can profit from the rapidly growing and evolving market for Cloud services for small and medium businesses (SMBs) across Asia.
Over 300 attendees gained access to in-depth market intelligence, as Parallels presented proprietary research entitled "Grow Profit as a Full-Service Provider: Parallels SMB Cloud Insights for Asia™. This groundbreaking report identifies the most profitable markets and segments for delivering Cloud services to Asian SMBs and provides a view into future buying trends across all types of Cloud services – from Web presence, to communications and collaboration, to virtualized infrastructure and Software-as-a-Service.
Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels, and Serguei Beloussov, Executive Chairman of the Board & Chief Architect and founder of Parallels, presented the keynotes at the three-day summit which featured an impressive lineup of additional speakers, including industry experts such as Chris Morris, Research Director, IDC Asia Pacific; Agatha Poon, Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing, Tier 1 Research; and Lance Crosby, CEO, SoftLayer, among other notable presenters.
Also speaking at Parallels APAC Summit 2011 was Darren Pleasance, Partner, McKinsey & Company, who presented a research report titled, "Winning in the SMB Cloud: Charting a path to success." The research, which cites Parallels' own ongoing effort to identify the most profitable SMB Cloud markets, explores the global economics of Cloud computing as well as the key drivers of profitability for players in the Cloud ecosystem.
Sponsors of Parallels APAC Summit 2011 included:
Platinum sponsors: Microsoft, InterNetX and Symantec
Gold sponsors: Intel, HP, Open Xchange and NEC
Silver sponsors: BackupAgent, LuxCloud, thesslstore.com, OpenSRS, LogicBoxes and CloudLinux
Special Event sponsors: SoftLayer, Datacom, Runacap, ecwid, NGiNX and Jelastic
The Parallels Support team has trained more Support Engineers to work with our customers using PBAS version 4.1 as we've seen more customers upgrading. We encourage you to check out the latest update to PBAS version 4.1. Details can be found in this KB article: http://kb.parallels.com/111937Tips and tricks. Did you know that …?